Avidyne and Key Dealers Launch the "G3-R9" Delivering Best Value in GA Cirrus SR22 Aircraft

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Eagle Creek, Leading Edge, and Lone Mountain now offering late-model Cirrus aircraft with Avidyne’s Entegra Release 9 upgrade; Program designed to deliver “Best Aircraft, Best Engine, Best Avionics, and Best Value.”


Lincoln, MA – Thursday, July 16, 2009 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft announced today that they have partnered with Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc. of Indianapolis, Leading Edge Aviation Services of Tampa, and Lone Mountain Aviation of North Las Vegas, to deliver late-model Cirrus SR22 aircraft retrofitted with Avidyne’s new Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system.  The four-way partnership of general aviation leaders has collectively named this new aircraft the “G3-R9.”

“The G3-R9 concept is simply a formalization of actual customer purchasing behavior for those seeking the best airframe, best engine and best avionics available today, all for the best value,” said Rob Higby, Avidyne’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service.  “Eagle Creek, Leading Edge, and Lone Mountain are the initial participants for this program because they are key Cirrus aircraft sales and maintenance centers, they are strategically located geographically in the Central, Eastern and Western US, and they each have demonstrated expertise with the Entegra Release 9 retrofit program.”

“Release 9 is an incredibly capable new flight deck system and our customers have been delighted with its ease of use and overall capability,” said Matt Hagans, Eagle Creek’s CEO. “With Release 9, we are delivering ‘like new’ Cirrus aircraft. It’s a simply great combination.”

 “At Leading Edge, we buy, sell, and maintain more Cirrus aircraft than probably any other shop in the country, and we believe the addition of Release 9 adds significant value and provides our customers with a more capable four-place piston aircraft than they can get anywhere else, new or used,” said Dave Moberg, President of Aircraft Sales at Leading Edge.

 “As the top Cirrus maintenance facility west of the Rockies, we see this program as a way to give our customers a ‘best-in-class’ aircraft in terms of airframe, engine, and state-of-the-art avionics,” said Ken Scherado, President of Lone Mountain Aviation.

“Eagle Creek, Leading Edge, and Lone Mountain are premier Entegra Release 9 installation facilities that specialize in Cirrus aircraft sales” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “This program allows owner/operators to purchase a factory-certified G3 aircraft with the best flight deck in aviation.  We feel that this configuration provides the best value for anyone in the market for a new aircraft.”

Entegra Release 9 is currently certified as a retrofit upgrade for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft. Avidyne has developed a full schedule of “Entegra Release 9 Across America” Fly-Ins and Demonstration Seminars that are currently underway so that interested parties can experience the system in a city near them. As part of this schedule, Avidyne will be exhibiting and hosting Entegra Release 9 flight demos at the upcoming EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. From July 27 through August 2.  For a complete schedule, go to: http://www.avidyne.com/products/release-9/demo-schedule.asp

For more information on the G3-R9 program, go to:  http://www.avidyne.com/landing/release9-cirrus.asp

Pricing & Availability

Through this program, fully-installed Entegra Release 9 systems for Cirrus SR20 & SR22 start for under $80,000, including dual XGA displays, FMS keyboard, dual GPS/FMS receivers, dual 16-watt VHF COMM radios, and MLB700 XM/SIRIUS Broadcast datalink receiver, and trade-in credit for removed equipment. Options include the PS Engineering PMA8000 B audio panel, remote transponder, Avidyne TAS600 for traffic, and TWX670 for color lightning.  In addition, an optional pre-fabricated wiring harness is also available that is designed to dramatically reduce installation down time.

Orders for Entegra Release 9 are currently being accepted for mid-August deliveries, and can be installed in domestically-owned Cirrus aircraft and also for N-registered Cirrus aircraft in international markets. Existing Cirrus owners should contact your preferred R9 installation facility for installation quotation and aircraft scheduling.  Those interested in purchasing a “G3-R9” aircraft can contact one of these key dealers at:

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