Dynon Announces Retrofit Avionics for Certified Aircraft

A wide variety of GA airplanes are expected to be added to the approved model list.

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Heading into AirVenture, Dynon announced that a supplemental type certificate will allow owners to add its Skyview avionics system to a variety of certified airplanes.Dynon

Visitors to Dynon’s AirVenture booth last year asked the company to find an economical method to install SkyView HDX avionics in a certified airplane. With roots in light sport and Experimental aircraft, Dynon products have already been installed in over 20,000 aircraft, usually ones created by amateur builders. Dynon yesterday announced that a soon-to-be-approved supplemental type certificate will allow owners to add its Skyview avionics system to a variety of certified airplanes. The company said it expects to continuously expand the approved model list (AML) to a broad range of type certified aircraft.

Called Dynon Certified, the company's flagship integrated avionics platform replaces legacy equipment with the IFR-capable SkyView HDX, without altering the aircraft's certification basis or operating limitations. Individual components include a Primary Flight Display with Synthetic Vision and an Angle-of-Attack indicator, an Autopilot, an Engine Monitor with EGTs/CHTs, a Lean Assist function and a Fuel Computer. Additional offerings include Mapping with Flight Planning, ADS-B Traffic and Weather, an Electronic Flight Bag and a Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out and Battery Backup.

Installing SkyView in a Cessna 172 is expected to cost about $20,000 with the company handling the initial aircraft modifications in house. Dynon believes upgrade work for a Cessna 172 could be completed in as little as 40 hours of labor.

AirVenture visitors will find the Dynon booth in Hangar D, while the company’s demonstration aircraft, a Cessna 172 and a Beechcraft Baron 58 with the Skyview HDX installed will be parked between Hangar B and D.