Avionics maker Avidyne Corporation and
charting specialist Jeppesen this month said they received Technical
Standard Order (TSO) approval of Release 8.1 software for Avidyne’s
Entegra EX5000 Multi-function displays (MFD), which adds the ability to
display Jeppesen’s European VFR charts.
“Avidyne and Jeppesen recognize the
situational awareness benefits of electronic charts in the cockpit,”
said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen Senior Vice President and General Manager,
“We are pleased to continue that
relationship by offering our mutual customers in Europe access to
electronic versions of these safety-enhancing piloting tools.”
Added Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s chief
operating officer, “Jeppesen’s European VFR charts package has
already become a popular addition on our EX500 and EX600 MFDs, and now
with Release 8.1 software, we are now able to offer this capability to
the large number of Entegra-equipped Cirrus and Piper aircraft owners
operating throughout Europe.”
The field-loadable Release 8.1 MFD
upgrade not only includes the ability to display European VFR Charts: it
also provides enhanced display of TWXCell Color Lighting when interfaced
with the TWX670.
It also enables the display of additional
Worldwide Datalink Weather products when interfaced with the MLX770,
including worldwide winds and temperatures aloft, infrared satellite
imagery, and lightning-strike data.
Pricing for Avidyne’s Release 8.1
varies depending on a customer’s installed avionics and software
configuration. Learn more at Avidyne’s website www.Avidyne.com.
Charting subscription services are available through Jeppesen, www.Jeppesen.com.