Avidyne has already earned STC certification for retrofit of the IFD550/IFD540 into the Citation CJ525 and 525A and now it’s working on more approvals for the CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3 Citation jets. With the IFD navigators, these aircraft will have LPV approach, electronic charting, wireless connectivity and ADS-B compliance.
Avidyne completed the first CJ certification in NASCAR legend Bill Elliot’s 2001 Cessna CJ1. Avidyne’s IFD solution provides direct interface with the legacy avionics in many of the older Citation jets without the need for interface adapters and EFIS upgrades. The current STC covers models with the Collins Pro Line 21 and the FGC-3000 digital autopilot.
The IFD adds other modern amenities including 3D synthetic vision, wireless connectivity to Avidyne’s IFD100 and the ForeFlight app for iPad. There’s also an option for Avidyne’s SkyTrax Mode S ADS-B transponders.