27 July 2022
The first 12-inch Vantage displays from Avidyne will be available later this year for early Cirrus SR aircraft fitted with Entegra displays.
The Avidyne Vantage displays feature synthetic vision, hybrid touch user interface, dual-AHRS MFD reversion, and more.
“Avidyne Vantage will be launched into the retrofit market as an upgrade for Entegra-equipped Cirrus, where there are roughly 4,000 aircraft of late 2002-to-mid-2008 vintage,” said Avidyne’s John Talmadge.
“Cirrus owners upgrading to Vantage will enjoy the only option available for 12in touchscreen displays for any Cirrus and will include Avidyne’s unique hybrid touch interface and tight integration with Avidyne IFD-series navigators and DFC autopilot.
“They’ll also appreciate the upgrade from 10in to 12in size and higher resolution XGA displays, standard synthetic vision capability, and well as dual AHRS with MFD reversion and split-screen capability.
“The Vantage upgrade for Cirrus aircraft will initially be certified with a dual IFD-series GPS/NAV/COMs and DFC90 autopilot configuration, and it will be compatible with all configurations of Cirrus engine instruments and other Cirrus factory installed equipment, without any requirement for costly unlocks or enablements.”
Avidyne says Vantage displays provide significant display size, brightness, and processor performance improvements over legacy systems while retaining the ease of use that is synonymous with the Avidyne brand. The introductory price is $12,500 retail per display for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft with Entegra core trade-in.