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Avidyne introduces Atlas flight management
A next-generation multifunction flight management system from Avidyne Atlas promises easy-to-use touchscreen navigation for flight management. Both installation and operational costs are reduced.
Avidyne Atlas is a next-gen FMS replacement specifically targeted to provide console-equipped jet operators with a highly-capable navigation and FMS that pilots will find easy to use.

Florida-based avionics designer and manufacturer Avidyne Corporation has introduced a new dzus-mounted Avidyne Atlas multifunction flight management system for turbine-class aircraft and helicopters.

The Avidyne Atlas includes a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) GPS navigator with required navigation performance (RNP) and area navigation (RNAV) capability, including localiser performance with vertical guidance (LPV), lateral navigation/vertical navigation (LNAV/VNAV), LNAV-only, and approach procedures with vertical (APV) approach modes. The system also features a full QWERTY-style keyboard, with 'page & tab' and hybrid touchscreen user interface, allowing the pilot to get to any function in only one or two button pushes. The touchscreen also provides a full colour moving map, plus geo-referenced Jeppesen electronic approach charts and airport diagrams.

“Avidyne Atlas is a next-generation FMS replacement specifically targeted at providing console-equipped jet operators with a highly capable navigation and flight management solution that pilots will find incredibly easy to use,” says CEO Dan Schwinn. “We are already working closely with OEMs and also with several key MRO partners to identify launch platforms.”

“Based on proven Avidyne technology in use in thousands of units, and with hundreds of thousands of flight hours, the all-in-one Avidyne Atlas really gives our Part 25 customers a powerful new option when upgrading their GPS navigation capabilities, especially in aircraft with older-generation EFIS displays where options have been limited,” adds director of worldwide sales John Talmadge. “Customers will really appreciate its integrated design and lower installation costs, and more importantly they will see dramatic operational cost reduction, including big savings in recurring costs for updates of the FMS database and electronic approach plates, as well as extended warranty. This will be a great upgrade for operators that previously chose to do a compliance-only ADS-B Out upgrade, as Atlas will provide them with the full benefits that SBAS has to offer.”

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