Avidyne Introduces FMS

Cuts Pilot Input Workload Up to 90%

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Avidyne has introduced a product that claims to reduce pilot IFR workload by 75 to 90 percent, compared with "existing units." Replicating the function of a business jet's flight management system (FMS), the Avidyne FMS900W works in conjunction with the Entegra integrated avionics suite. The goal is to make operating the system easier; one example is a logic that "autofills" based on the closest waypoint-so if you're westbound from Solberg VOR, for example, and you type in 'B' it might autofill Boply intersection-the next waypoint on Victor 30. Flying Senior Editor Robert Goyer said, "This could be bigger news than even Avidyne thinks it is."