Avidyne Receives FAA Certification of DFC100 Autopilot for Entegra Release 9-Equipped Cirrus Aircraft
- DFC100 provides Dual-source Attitude-Based Digital Autopilot Capability and includes Significant Safety Benefits including Full-time Flight Envelope Alerting.
Avidyne also received TSO approval for Release 9.2 software, which provides DFC100 compatibility for the Entegra Release 9 system, and adds several other significant performance benefits
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"The DFC100 takes advantage of the powerful capabilities of the Entegra Release 9 system including attitude inputs from both IFDs for added safety and redundancy and full FMS integration that allows coupled VNAV descents, approaches, and missed approaches," said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne's Chief Operating Officer. "In addition, we have certified the DFC100 with Full-Time Envelope Alerting, which provides significant safety benefits, even when the autopilot and flight director are not engaged."
"Entegra Release 9 was designed to significantly reduce pilot workload and enhance safety and the DFC100 represents the next building block in this fully-integrated system," said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne's President and CEO. "Leveraging the power of R9 and the DFC100, Cirrus owners can now have a truly-integrated flight deck system that reduces heads-down time, enhances redundancy for minimal disruption during failure modes, protects against inadvertent departure from the flight envelope, and dramatically reduces workload through all phases of flight."
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Source : Avidyne Corp.