Adam Picks Avidyne
Adam Aircraft is next in a lengthening line of modern designs to have chosen Avidyne's FlightMax Entegra integrated flight deck for its push-pull A500T twin. The Avidyne system (reviewed, June 15, by AVweb) features two 10.4-inch diagonal, high-resolution sunlight-readable displays as pilot and co-pilot primary flight displays (PFD). Each display has its own electronics for reliability and redundancy running the solid-state air data and attitude/heading reference system (ADAHRS). The screens will also show standard flight instrumentation including an electronic attitude direction indicator, electronic horizontal situation indicator, altitude, airspeed and vertical speed. Adam CEO Rick Adam said the company looked at all the emerging flight deck systems being offered and the Entegra was the top choice. He said it not only provides the pilot with useful information, it also makes servicing easier because it replaces six instruments with one line-replaceable unit. Avidyne systems are available as options in some single-engine aircraft but this is its first placement in a larger type. All the paperwork has been done with the FAA and the system is now in full production.