Busy Times At Avidyne

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Avidyne Corp. made the most of this week's aviation gathering to announce a slew of new products and services. The company's TAS600 series of Traffic Advisory Systems is now approved for retrofit installation in the Garmin G1000 flight deck. The TAS provides verbal alerts on the position of other transponder-equipped aircraft within a range of up to 21 nm. The TAS is also available in new packages with a multifunction display that incorporates a moving map with lightning, terrain, obstacles, and weather info. The company also announced a new warranty option that will give customers a replacement unit when products are returned for service. And there's more. Avidyne said it's beefing up its customer support with new hires and a bigger inventory to reduce downtime on repairs and exchanges. The company also said New Piper will equip the PA-44 Seminole multi-engine trainer with the Integra flight deck, and both Diamond and Symphony Aircraft will offer the TAS600s as factory options.