Dynon Avionics has gained approval to install the SkyView HDX EFIS in nearly 600 aircraft types (PDF). The systems are approved for both primary and backup instrumentation including engine monitoring.
“From the moment Dynon Certified introduced its groundbreaking STC for SkyView HDX, we’ve heard from thousands of aircraft owners wishing we’d add their aircraft to the approved model list next. Now, with FAA approval for nearly 600 aircraft models, we can deliver on those requests,” said Michael Schofield, Dynon director of marketing. “Over 20,000 pilots already know the joy of flying behind Dynon’s affordable, safety-enhancing avionics technology. We’re excited to share that experience with even more GA fliers,” he says.
According to the company, a full SkyView retrofit “typically reduces aircraft weight by 50 to 80 pounds after replacing the original instruments, and usually allows the removal of unreliable legacy equipment like the vacuum pump.”
The SkyView HDX systems start at $7630, and are available in 10-inch and 7-inch configurations. The upcharge for the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval is $2000 per installation.
Dynon’s add-on components include comm radios, an ADS-B-compliant Mode S transponder and full engine monitoring with fuel flow and “lean assist.” Dynon also offers add-on autopilot servos controlled by the HDX, but these are currently available only for the Cessna 172 series and the Beech V-tail Bonanzas (P35 through V35B). The Bonanza approval includes the option for a yaw damper. The autopilot is fully approach capable when the SkyView system is connected to an approach-approved external GPS. While the Dynon’s approved GPS position source can provide ADS-B Out capability, it is not itself approved for IFR terminal or approach use.