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Video: Non-TSO Dynon, Garmin Systems Move to Civil Market

By S.L. Fuller | August 3, 2017

Dynon is moving into the civil aircraft market with its new line of Dynon Certified products. Having had brought affordable solutions — without a technical standard order (TSO) authorization — to the experimental/sport aircraft market, Dynon is expecting to receive a supplemental type certificate (STC) for its SkyView HDX.

“For years, thousands of light sport and amateur-built aircraft pilots have benefited from Dynon’s intuitive, affordable, and safety-enhancing integrated avionics systems,” said John Torode, Dynon founder and CEO. “We’re ready to bring the Dynon approach to the rest of the GA fleet.”

The SkyView HDX platform includes:

  • Primary flight display with synthetic vision and angle-of-attack
  • Autopilot
  • Engine monitor with all exhaust gas temperature/cylinder head temperature (EGT/CHT) gauges, lean assist and fuel computer
  • Mapping with flight planning, ADS-B traffic and weather and electronic flight bag
  • Mode S transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, battery backup and other features
  • Ergonomic knobs and buttons

Dynon said it anticipates receiving an STC and parts manufacturer approval for the Cessna 172 and Beechcraft B58 first, with more models to follow.

CubCrafters recently received FAA approval for a fully integrated electronic flight instrument system that does not have a TSO: A Garmin G3X and autopilot. Approval was received via an amendment to the XCub type certificate.

“The introduction of the XCub in June of last year served as a catalyst for this certification effort,” said Randy Lervold, president of CubCrafters. “At the time, we recognized that the FAA’s revised ‘risk-based’ certification philosophy was forthcoming, so we chose to initially offer an analog day/night VFR panel on the new model. Longer term, we were determined to offer the same functionality, safety and value as we do in our Carbon Cub family of aircraft.”

Check out this video from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn. to learn more:

 

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