+VIDEO Older Cirrus aircraft fitted with early Entegra flight decks will soon have a way to update the equipment: Avidyne’s new Vantage flight display systems.
Avidyne said the first Vantage certification will be for a dual 12-inch diagonal upgrade for legacy Cirrus aircraft, replacing the Entegra. Avidyne Vantage features synthetic vision, hybrid touch user interface, dual-AHRS MFD reversion, and much more.
“We are incredibly excited to introduce Vantage as an innovative option for GA pilots seeking to update their flight decks,” said Avidyne President, Dan Schwinn.
“We’ve challenged ourselves to provide large displays that are even easier to use than our earlier products, while being more capable and functional than anything we have done before.
“Eventually the Avidyne Vantage product line will include a wide range of display sizes and levels of functionality, and certification across a wide range of aircraft and associated legacy equipment.”
Avidyne believes there are roughly 4,000 Cirrus piston-singles dated from 2002 to mid-2008 that would benefit.
The Vantage is the only option available for 12-inch touchscreen displays for any Cirrus, according to Avidyne. It will include Avidyne’s hybrid touch interface and integration with Avidyne’s IFD-series navigators and DFC autopilot.
The introductory price for Vantage is $12,500 retail per display for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft with Entegra core trade-in. The upgrade is expected in 2022.