EX600 MFD: Brazilian Approval in Agusta A10S Helicopter

On Feb. 16, Avidyne Corporation announced that Jet Avionics of Sao Paulo, Brazil has received a Brazilian Certificacao de Homologacao Supplementar de Tipo (CHST) from the Agencia Nacional De Aviacao Civil -Brasil (ANAC) for installation of Avidyne’s EX600 Multi-Function Display (MFD) into the Agusta A109S Helicopter.

The Brazilian CHST-comparable to an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in the U.S.-provides a basis for installations of the EX600 MFD in the A109S helicopter in Brazil, reducing paperwork and approval costs of future installations. Avidyne previously received ANAC approval of the EX600 on over 350 fixed-wing aircraft models as part of an Approved Model List (AML) CHST.

“Jet Avionics has done a great job in partnering with us to expand the reach of Avidyne products in the Brazilian market,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. “The Agusta A109 is a popular airframe that can really benefit from the capabilities of the EX600 MFD.”

“We chose the EX600 because it is the only system that supports advanced weather displays and traffic on the moving map for complete hazard awareness on one screen, critical information for helicopter pilots flying in the complex and busy airspace that surround Brazilian cities, especially Sao Paulo,” said Marcos Pedrone, Jet Avionics’s Technical Director. “The EX600 can simultaneously display color radar, real-time lightning color lightning, and traffic from the dual-antenna, light-weight TAS600 Series active traffic awareness system.”

The EX600 is a full-function MFD that is designed to enhance situational awareness and safety for pilots of general aviation airplanes and now for helicopters as well. Incorporating all-new 5.8-inch diagonal, 640×480 pixel (VGA), the EX600 features Avidyne’s renowned easy-to-use pilot interface-including innovative new Map Panning keys and exclusive QuickPan(tm) function-the EX600 dramatically improves a pilot’s ability to access and display critical flight data. QuickPan allows the pilot to quickly toggle between the present position and a panned-to position-such as Destination airport-with a single button push, which is especially important for high workload helicopter operations.

All EX600s include the ability to display CMax(tm) approach charts & over 6,000 worldwide airport diagrams-including airport diagrams for more than 132 airports in Brazil. CMax subscription services are available through Jeppesen.

With interfaces to twenty different radar models, the EX600 is the leader in radar-replacement MFDs, meaning it can act as a display replacement for many out-dated and un-repairable CRT radar displays, while adding significant situational awareness and utility enhancements.

In addition, the EX600 has the widest range of sensor interfaces available in a retrofit MFD including Traffic TAS600-Series Traffic Advisory capability and TWX670 Color Tactical Lightning Detection. With Avidyne’s unique MultiLink(tm) capability, the EX600 can display both broadcast datalink in the Continental U.S. (CONUS) through the MLB700 and international datalink through the MLX770 datalink transceiver. Optional TCAS I and TAWS/EGPWS/HTAWS interfaces are also available.





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