uAvionix, the US company best known for its ADS-B electronic conspicuity devices, has made a move into cockpit displays with the acquisition of AeroVonics, described as “an exciting startup avionics company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico”.
AeroVonics produces two digital cockpit displays, the AV-30 PFD and AV-20S MFD.
The AV-30 series PFD is currently available for experimental aircraft with Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for certified aircraft underway.
The AV-30 has a customisable user interface with displays of Primary Attitude, Slip and Direction of Flight. Autopilot integration will begin in 2020, after the initial STC approval. The AV-30 fits into a standard 3in round instrument hole.
The AV-20S series MFD is approved under the FAA’s Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) process and can be installed as a Minor Alteration in most GA aircraft. The AV-20S provides multiple functions such as a Standby Attitude Indicator, derived Angle of Attack, Clocks and Timers, Outside Air Temperature, Density Altitude and a G Meter, with a 30-minute internal battery backup. The AV-20S fits into a standard 2in round instrument hole and requires minimal installation time.
Joe Fournier has reviewed the AeroVonics AV-20S in this month’s FLYER magazine.
“It is a milestone event in the growth of our company,” said uAvionix. “We will incorporate the AV-20S Multi-Function Display (MFD) and the AV-30 Primary Flight Display (PFD) products into our existing, low-cost and easily-installed product line.”