Piper PA-46 Matrix Equipped With
Avidyne Entegra Release 9
November 30, 2010 - Avidyne Corporation, a leading
provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems
for general aviation aircraft, announced customer
delivery of the first Entegra Release 9-equipped Piper
PA-46 Matrix aircraft.
This was the first PA-46 aircraft to get the R9 upgrade,
which includes dual IFD5000 integrated flight displays
and dual FMS900w WAAS-capable flight management systems
?The Matrix is a terrific cabin-class aircraft and the
Entegra Release 9 suite adds significant capability,?
said customer Mark Mathys of
?Having already flown for over 20 hours with the system, R9 has given me more confidence knowing that I am flying the safest, most modern glass cockpit on the market.?
Entegra Release 9 is a complete upgrade of your existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus avionics suite. This upgrade involves removing your old PFD & MFD and your old GPS/NAV/COMs and replacing them with an all-new, state of the art flight deck system. You?ll get high-res glass, dual ADAHRS for added redundancy, and dual FMS900w Flight Management Systems with QWERTY keyboard.
fully-modular architecture, Entegra Release 9 represents the
next generation of integrated flight deck systems for general
aviation aircraft. The Entegra Release9 includes high-resolution
IFD5000 displays, dual Air Data and Attitude Heading Reference
Systems (ADAHRS), dual-redundant FMS900w systems with a QWERTY
keypad, next-generation fully-digital 16-watt VHF NAV/COM
radios, and dual WAAS/RNP-capable GPS receivers.
9?s innovative Page & Tab user interface makes it a breeze to
quickly access data without delving into hierarchical menus,
pop-up windows or hidden modes. Designed with a fully-redundant
architecture, each IFD5000 is fully capable of performing the
functions of the other with no unfamiliar or limited
reversionary modes. With Entegra Release 9, Avidyne has
developed a truly integrated system that is specifically
designed to eliminate complexity, reduce head-down time, provide
a whole new level of redundancy, and dramatically enhance
?We are pleased to
have completed the first Matrix with Entegra Release 9 for Mr. Mathys,
adding to the growing fleet of satisfied R9 customers,? said Patrick
Herguth, Avidyne?s Chief Operating Officer. ?Combining our innovative
dual-databus system architecture, highly-capable dual WAAS FMS systems,
and an intuitive user interface, our customers are finding that Release
9 reduces pilot workload and allows them to fly more confidently in the
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