‘Entegra Plus’ Launch Near for Avidyne

 - February 19, 2008, 9:50 AM

Avidyne is close to launching components for a next-generation integrated avionics system that the company is hinting will feature ultra-high-resolution glass displays, WAAS GPS receiver, flight management system and the company’s recently TSO’d navcom radios. The first components for the new cockpit could make their debuts as early as April at Sun ’n’ Fun in Lakeland, Fla., or at the Aircraft Electronics Association Convention in Washington, D.C. Referred to by one industry insider as “Entegra Plus,” the updated Avidyne avionics are arriving on the scene at a time when the company is facing growing competition not only from familiar market rivals but also from a crop of confident upstarts. Avidyne finds itself waging fierce turf fights against the likes of Garmin, Innovative Solutions & Support, L-3 Avionics Systems, Chelton Flight Systems and others. For the time being company officials are staying tight-lipped about product introductions just around the corner, but they promise the announcements will be worth the wait.