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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Avidyne Partners with ForeFlight, FlightPlan

Juliet Van Wagenen

Avidyne IFD540 & IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM
Avidyne IFD540 & IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM. Photo: Avidyne

[Avionics Today 03-16-2016] Avidyne, a provider of integrated avionics and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) systems for general aviation aircraft, announced partnerships with FlightPlan and ForeFlight to integrate Avidyne’s IFD Flight Management System (FMS).

Flight Plan announced wireless integration between the FltPlan Go application and Avidyne’s IFD540 and IFD440 GPS navigation and communications systems. FltPlan Go running on an iPad, Android tablet, and Windows 10 tablet can wirelessly display GPS position and flight plan information from the Avidyne IFD540 or IFD440 running the current v10.1 or later software. The company will add additional capabilities in a future IFD software release for the IFD540/440.

ForeFlight, which develops flight planning and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) apps for Apple iPad and iPhone, announced that the Avidyne IFD540/IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems can interface to ForeFlight via wireless connectivity. Initial connectivity will allow iPads with the ForeFlight version 7.6 to wirelessly receive and display GPS position and flight plan information from Avidyne's IFD540/440 units running the current v10.1 software. Avidyne will add additional capabilities in an upcoming IFD v10.2 software release.

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