Avidyne's FlightMax Entegra chosen for small jets and pistons
Nowhere is the boundary layer between piston airplanes and small business jets becoming less defined than in avionics. At Oshkosh, Avidyne of Lincoln, Mass., announced that both Adam Aircraft (for its A700 twinjet) and Advanced Technologies Group (for its tandem two-seat jet) have selected Avidyne’s FlightMax Entegra integrated avionics systems. Other OEMs using Entegra are Cirrus Design (now selling its line of SR20 and SR22 piston twins only with the Avidyne glass cockpits), Diamond Aircraft (which displayed the first customer DA40-180 DiamondStar at Oshkosh), Eclipse Aviation (for the Eclipse 500) and Lancair. The FlightMax Entegra uses two 10.4-inch diagonal, high-resolution displays that can be configured as primary flight displays for pilot and copilot or as a PFD and multifunction display. For improved accuracy and reliability, each display has its own integrated solid-state air-data and attitude/heading reference system. The system uses a modular avionics chassis architecture that incorporates multiple components in one line-replaceable unit.