Exclusive offer open to all GNS530 or GNS530W owners.
Avidyne is giving away an IFD540 Plug & Play Upgrade on March 16, 2015.

Lincoln, MA. – February 6, 2015 --– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight decks, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced a new ‘Plug & Play Giveaway’ contest. Aircraft owners who have a GNS530 or GNS530W can sign up to win an IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM.

The IFD540 is the only plug & play, direct replacement system available for the GNS530/530W.  The winner will be announced on March 16, 2015, and will exchange their GNS530/530W for an IFD540 which will easily install in their existing tray.


For full contest rules and to sign up, go to


About the IFD540

The IFD540 is Avidyne’s new FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, featuring an SBAS/LPV-capable Flight Management System (FMS), powerful VHF navigation/communication, and including integrated WiFi and BlueTooth® connectivity.


The plug-and-play IFD540 is a slide-in replacement for obsolete GNS530-series navigators, providing a 5.7-inch diagonal high-definition color display with 10% more screen area, 400% more pixels, and 65,536 colors versus 8 colors on the 530/W.  The versatile IFD540 has a much easier to use, button and touch-screen ‘hybrid touch’ user interface that provides easy map panning and rubber-band flight plan editing.  And because it’s the same physical size as the old 530/530W, it fits into the same tray, uses the same antennas and can be installed with no wiring changes. It makes an incredibly easy and affordable retrofit for any general aviation aircraft.


The IFD540 also meets the navigation accuracy and integrity requirements to be the position source for ‘ADS-B Out’ installations. Coupled with the AXP340 Mode S Transponder, Avidyne provides a fully rule-compliant solution to meet the ADS-B mandates in the U.S. and internationally.  Avidyne’s MLB100 ADS-B Receiver provides traffic and ‘free’ FIS-B weather.


Pricing and Availability
The IFD540 has a retail price of $16,995.  Installation Kit & Tray are available for an additional $650.

The 16-Watt transmit-power upgrade for IFD540 and IFD440 is $4,995, and is available for 28vdc installations only.

Antennas are sold separately.

High-Resolution images of IFD540 are available at: http://www.avidyne.com/news/images.asp


About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of panel-mounted avionics including their new IFD540 and IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, AMX240 audio panel, AXP340 Mode S Transponder, and DFC90 digital flight control systems.  Avidyne’s product line also includes the industry-leading Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck  with DFC100 digital flight control system, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function displays, the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems with ADS-B, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.




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