Dynon Avionics has taken a step in the market for certified-aircraft avionics on receipt of its first supplemental type certificate for its flagship SkyView HDX instrumentation system, with an approved model list covering many Cessna 172s.
The STC for the installation of a full suite of Dynon avionics is priced at $2,000 for the Cessna 172, and “ushers in a new era of truly affordable, safety-enhancing integrated avionics systems for type certificated aircraft,” the Woodinville, Washington, company said in a news release. The avionics suite itself runs about $16,000, as AOPA previously reported, the same price for certified and experimental aircraft.
Dynon’s fully integrated two-axis autopilot, offering IFR-approach capability when SkyView integrates with a compatible navigator, was also approved. The approved installation includes a Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out, navigation and mapping with flight planning ADS-B traffic and weather display, and electronic flight bag features. Backup primary flight instruments are provided by a Dynon EFIS-D10A.
“Dynon is excited to show pilots of type certificated aircraft what they’ve been missing,” said Dynon President Robert Hamilton. “Our safety-enhancing avionics systems have been available to experimental and light sport aircraft for over 15 years, but this is the first time that pilots of type certificated aircraft will have a truly affordable way to upgrade their whole panel.”
The initial model approvals include the Cessna 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, and 172S models, and allows flight in IFR and VFR.
Dynon will seek additional approvals for single- and twin-engine aircraft in the coming months.
The first installations will be available in the coming weeks via US Sport Aircraft and Thrust Flight in Texas; Merrill Field Instruments in Alaska; and a Dynon-affiliated facility in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, visit the Dynon Avionics website.