VoltAero has confirmed its selection of Avidyne for the development and supply of avionics to equip its Cassio 330 in an exclusive agreement, establishing a long term relationship that includes customised software specifically tailored for the electric-hybrid operations of this clean-sheet design aircraft.
The Cassio 330 will be equipped with a glass cockpit incorporating Avidyne's new-generation Quantum 14-inch displays in a dual PFD/MFD (primary flight display/multi-function display) configuration. In addition to the screens' significant size, the Quantum displays provide brightness and synthetic vision system (SVS) capabilities at 4K resolution, as well as processor performance improvements over legacy systems.
Avidyne will customise the avionics' human-machine interface (HMI) specifically for the Cassio 330's flight operations, significantly facilitating the pilot workload while managing the aircraft's electric-hybrid propulsion system.
By accumulating and processing all aircraft information and delivering it in an intuitive manner, the avionics suite will simplify the pilot's decision-making process, as well as improve flight safety and simplify pilot training. Additionally, the avionics are designed for the connected aircraft environment.
“In developing an all-new airplane family to set the standards for electric aircraft, our exclusive agreement with Avidyne ensures that Cassio's avionics are just as advanced, innovative and capable for the future operators,” says CEO and chief technical officer Jean Botti.
Avidyne president Dan Schwinn adds: “The Quantum open avionics platform has been specifically developed to meet the unique requirements of the next generation of hybrid aircraft and is well aligned to support the Cassio 300's advanced hybrid electric systems and aircraft missions.”