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 IFD550 into your existing 530W tray. An A&P/IA will be required to complete the IFD550 install due to AHRS calibration, etc.
3. Mail us your Garmin 530W trade-in with the provided UPS label.
Featuring the lowest price in the country, our IFD550 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
With the new top-of-the line IFD550, Avidyne combines the latest in touchscreen, WAAS/SBAS GPS/VHF navigation and communication along with stunning 3D synthetic vision technology to deliver the most powerful and capable touchscreen, panel-mounted navigator ever made.
Avidyne’s new, Premium 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 features and functionality of the other IFD FMS systems, including Hybrid Touch, Page & Tab user interface, GeoFill automatic waypoint nomination, and easy Airway flight planning. The difference is an added integrated Attitude Reference System (ARS) that detects changes in pitch & roll. The IFD550 also provides stunning fullcolor, “exocentric” (in-trail) SVS.
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.
At the heart of the IFD550’s synthetic vision system, is Avidyne’s fully-integrated, next generation MEMS-Gyro ARS sensor that senses pitch & roll.