Dynon Continues Progress on SkyView Installations in Certified Aircraft

The Beechcraft Bonanza 35-series airplanes is expected to achieve the STC for Dynon’s SkyView HDX soon. Courtesy Dynon Avionics

After Dynon introduced the SkyView HDX system, originally designed for the experimental market, to the Cessna 172 as an aftermarket STC, the company has made progress in expanding the STC for other Part 23 certified platforms. While the government shutdown slowed the progress, the company will soon be able to ship SkyView HDX systems to operators of Beechcraft Bonanza 35-series airplanes. The company also announced that it is working on STCs for the A36 Bonanza and Piper Seneca, both of which are expected to be complete by the middle of the year. Dynon also hopes to have the SkyView HDX STC for the Cessna 182 by the end of the year.

Dynon has a limited number of installation centers evenly spaced around the country. The company recently added Air Plains in Wellington, Kansas, and Five Rivers Aviation in Livermore, California, to the list.

Dynon has also reduced its pricing to make the systems available to a greater audience. The top of the line SkyView HDX has the highest resolution screen and the latest in touchscreen technology. It comes in two sizes: a 10-inch system starting at $4,490 and a 7-inch version for $3,190. Dynon also offers lower cost systems: SkyView SE and SkyView Classic, starting as low as $1,495 for the 7-inch SE. The SkyView Touch is discontinued.

“Many builders want a reduced, simplified feature set and are targeting a lower budget,” said Dynon’s vice president of marketing and sales, Randy Lervold. “Dynon will help them get there.”

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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