Avidyne and RGV Announce Completion of First International Entegra Release 9-Equipped Cirrus SR22

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RGV Aviation, the largest Cirrus maintenance facility in the United Kingdom, has completed its first retrofit installation of the Entegra Release 9 system; Release 9 provides existing Cirrus owners with the easiest-to-use IFR flight deck system available.


Lincoln, MA – Friday, August 21, 2009 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft announced today that RGV Aviation Limited of Gloucester, U.K. has completed and delivered the first internationally-based Cirrus SR22 aircraft retrofit of an Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system.  

“We are quite familiar with Avidyne, working closely with them most recently on their MLX770 and TWX670 retrofits, so partnering on the Entegra Release 9 retrofit program is a natural fit for us,” said Alec Vincent, RGV’s Avionics Manager. “We’ve been really impressed with the Release 9 system, and we have many customers who are now inquiring about upgrading their aircraft.”

“RGV is recognized across Europe for their expertise in Cirrus aircraft maintenance and avionics retrofits, and they were a terrific partner to have as our first international Entegra Release 9 installation facility,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “There are a large number of Cirrus aircraft flying in Europe, and RGV is leading the way in allowing these owner-operators to transition to enhanced safety and utility of Entegra Release 9.”

Pricing & Availability

Entegra Release 9 is currently certified as a retrofit upgrade for existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft.  Avidyne offers Silver, Gold, and Platinum configurations of the Entegra Release 9 system for Cirrus SR20 & SR22, starting at $39,500 USD.  Additional pricing details are available at: http://www.avidyne.com/products/release-9/index.asp

Avidyne is now accepting Entegra Release 9 orders for mid-September deliveries for domestically-owned Cirrus aircraft and also for N-registered Cirrus aircraft in international markets.  Contact Avidyne to locate an Avidyne-approved Entegra Release 9 installation center near you.

Avidyne has also launched their “Avidyne Live” forum, which captures customer’s pilot reports (pireps), pictures, and feature stories at www.avidynelive.com.
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