The SkyView HDX glass cockpit from Dynon Avionics can now be fitted to certified aircraft under a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) issued by the American aviation authority, the FAA.
The STC’s Approved Model List (AML) initially covers many Cessna 172 models and allows the installation of a full suite of Dynon avionics. It means pilots can remove the vast majority of their legacy instrumentation, including the vacuum pump.
The SkyView HDX system provides complete primary flight instrumentation, including synthetic vision and angle of attack, and complete engine monitoring with CHTs, EGTs, fuel flow, fuel computer, and lean assist.
Also approved is Dynon’s fully-integrated two-axis autopilot, which features IFR approach capability when SkyView is integrated with a compatible navigator.
The approved installation also includes a Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, Navigation and Mapping with Flight Planning ADS-B Traffic and Weather display, and Electronic Flight Bag features. Backup primary flight instruments are provided by a Dynon EFIS-D10A.
Robert Hamilton, Dynon President, said, “Dynon is excited to show pilots of type certificated aircraft what they’ve been missing. Our safety-enhancing avionics systems have been available to experimental and light sport aircraft for over 15 years, but this is the first time that pilots of type certificated aircraft will have a truly affordable way to upgrade their whole panel.”
Approved Model List
The initial Approved Model List (AML) covers Cessna 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, and 172S models. Approval does not restrict the operational use of the aircraft, and allows for flight in both IFR and VFR. Dynon will be seeking additional approvals for both single and twin-engine aircraft in the coming months.
Pricing for the certified/PMA versions of approved Dynon products will be the same as existing experimental/light sport products. The STC for Cessna 172 aircraft is priced at $2,000. The first installations will be available in the coming weeks via US Sport Aircraft + Thrust Flight in Texas, Merrill Field Instruments in Alaska, and a Dynon-affiliated facility in the Pacific Northwest.