It's facing stiff competition in the current glass cockpit market, but Dynon Avionics announced today that it has expanded the STC list for its Certified SkyView HDX retrofit avionics suite. The Bonanza P35 through V35B models are the latest to receive STC and PMA approval.
Dynon Avionics has announced a slight reorganization of its product line with price reductions on two models, the SkyView Classic and SkyView SE, and the discontinuation of the SkyView Touch. Dynon has also said its close to receiving approval to fit the SkyView HDX to Beech 35-series airplanes via an STC.
Aspen Avionics is the latest avionics manufacturer to earn a wide-reaching STC for the installation of a non-TSO primary flight display. Aspen's E5 electronic flight instrument (EFI) has a starting price of $4995, is highly configurable and upgradeable and can be installed without a backup attitude instrument.
Garmin said it would aggressively pursue FAA installation approvals for its budget-based non-TSO GFC500 autopilot system, and it appears to be delivering on the promise with a fresh STC for Beech Bonanza and Debonair models. This is a sizable fleet base, but will the typical fly-away pricing hit the market's sweet spot?
For some owners of earlier Cessna Citation jets, flying an LPV approach is all but a dream because their older avionics just don't have the capability. Avidyne is working to change that with an STC that's in the works for retrofitting its IFD550/545 GPS navigators in CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3 Citations.
Dynon Avionics says it is expanding the capabilities and the STC approvals for the Dynon HDX Certified retrofit flight display system. This includes a second display option, a Dynon VHF comm radio and an STC for installing the system in Beechcraft Bonanzas and Piper Senecas, with other approvals planned in the coming year.