Avidyne Atlas FMS Upgrades Flight Decks in Older Business Aircraft
The FAA has issued technical standard order and supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals for installation of Avidyne’s Atlas flight management system (FMS) in the Citation 560XL, Excel, and XLS. The Dzus-mounted Atlas FMS adds modern capabilities such as LPV approaches to older business aircraft without the need to update all the onboard avionics.
With an introductory price of $44,999, the Atlas FMS will be available from Avidyne MRO partners, and Avidyne and the MROs will develop STCs for installation in other Part 23 and 25 business aircraft. The price includes the Avidyne STC for the Citation 560XL, Excel, and XLS.
Designed for installation in consoles in business aircraft, Atlas is “form-factor compatible” with a variety of legacy FMSs. In addition to meeting TSO-C146c for SBAS/LPV approach guidance, Atlas meets requirements to act as an approved ADS-B Out position source.
Learn more about the Avidyne Atlas here: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2021-05-10/avidyne-atlas-fms-gets-faa-tso-stc-citation-560xl