Avidyne is enters into the avionics market for larger aircraft with the introduction of a new flight management system (FMS) called Atlas. The Dzus-mounted FMS is aimed at turbine aircraft, as well as helicopters, and promises to add more life to airframes fortified with older avionics, in addition to modern capabilities for newer aircraft.
With a retail price starting at $44,999, the first Atlas STC is due next year. Atlas will interface unswervingly with Collins Pro Line 21 and Honeywell Primus avionics by adding vertical guidance during approaches. The direct interface is a benefit of Avidyne’s GPS Legacy Avionics Support technology, according to Avidyne. “This exclusive addition ability enables EFISs certified before the readiness of LPV approaches to have coupled approach guidance on these and other SBAS [satellite-based augmentation system] approaches,” said the company.
Atlas derives with SBAS, GPS, RNP and RNAV, LPV, LNAV, VNAV, LNAV-only, and approaches with vertical approach modes (APV). The FMS will meet TSO-C146c for full SBAS/LPV approach guidance, according to Avidyne.