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June 7, 2010
By Alton K. Marsh
Korea Aerospace Industries plans to equip its four-place piston-engine KC-100 aircraft with Avidyne Entegra Release 9 avionics system including dual displays. Additional details about the aircraft will be announced at EAA AirVenture this summer.
The avionics system has a WAAS-capable FMS900w flight management system, 16-watt radios, and an option for a traffic alerting system. Lightning returns are displayed in color, and the MLB700/MLX770 datalink system is provided.
“We are pleased and honored to be selected as the avionics provider for this program,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s president and CEO. “KAI is intent on building a very safe, high performance aircraft and their selection of Avidyne for an avionics suite based on our award-winning Entegra Release 9—which is designed to make single-pilot IFR flying safer and easier—validates once again that our certified next-generation Entegra system is the most capable and safest integrated flight deck in the industry.”
The KC-100 is a four-seat composite aircraft intended to be the first Korean-developed and certified civil aircraft.
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