Since the Avidyne IFD550 is a slide-in replacement for the Garmin 530W, Avionics Source makes trading-up as simple as 1-2-3:
1. Buy IFD550 online. Price reflects your trade-in value at purchase. Before ordering, please review “trade-in terms” tab.
2. Slide your new IFD540 into your existing tray. (We advise this be performed by your A&P)
3. Mail us your Garmin 530W trade-in with the provided UPS label.
Featuring the lowest price in the country, our IFD540 offer includes Wifi/BlueTooth & Forward Looking Terrain Awareness (FLTA) activations, a $2600 value.
“The 430W to 440 exchange was far easier than I imagined. The New unit was in, reprogrammed and flying in less than 45 minutes. Great support from have Avidyne tech-support. The unit functioned flawlessly. Love the new screen and ease-of-use.” – Larry Shank, BeechTalk
“The IFD440/IFD540 is awesome; it offers so much more than my previous 530W/430W. Between tremendously improved resolution, touch screen and knobs, WiFi and Bluetooth . . . the list of improvements is almost endless. And all at an exceptional price point.” –Ken Reed, MooneySpace
Avidyne’s IFD550 is a state-of-the-art, hybrid touch-screen Flight Management System with Synthetic Vision, designed for virtually any aircraft or helicopter.
Our new, Premium IFD: Avidyne IFD550
Avidyne is renown in aviation circles for our innovative products and it’s no secret that safety and ease of use are true hallmarks of all Avidyne products. With the new top-of-the line IFD550, Avidyne combines our latest in touchscreen, WAAS/SBAS GPS/VHF navigation and communication along with stunning 3D synthetic vision technology to deliver the most powerful and capable touch-screen, panel-mounted navigator ever made.
The IFD550 has all the great features of Avidyne’s IFD540 along with integrated Synthetic Vision: Requiring no additional boxes or wiring, the IFD550 displays a three-dimensional scene representing “egocentric” (out-the-window) and “exocentric” (in trail) views of your aircraft in relation to nearby terrain and traffic.
3D Terrain & FLTA – Terrain Awareness (SVS-TA) is provided via hashed coloration of terrain. Textual and aural alerts are provided for terrain hazards. Forward Looking Terrain Alerting (FLTA) provides an extra measure of safety by displaying a solid yellow or red impact point based on projected flight path in the event that a collision with terrain is projected. FLTA also provides visual CAS messaging & aural alerting.
Airport Flags – Airfields are depicted with a METAR-style flag when in field of view. With valid METAR data from your datalink, airfield flags will be color-coded to represent the ceiling and visibility, consistent with the moving map presentation.
IFD550 with egocentric SynViz view of flight path.
IFD550 with exocentric SynViz view of your aircraft in relation to terrain and flight path.
3D traffic & Obstacles – Uses standard traffic symbology to indicate threat level by target size and relative altitude and bearing. Standard high, low and grouping symbology is used to clearly depict obstacles with color-coded threat bubbles based on hazard level.
At the heart of the IFD550’s synthetic vision system, is Avidyne’s fully-integrated, next-generation MEMS-Gyro ARS sensor.