CMax™ Approach Charts allow EX600, EX500 and EX5000 customers to view approach charts and airport diagrams along with their aircraft’s position and flight plan for improved situational awareness during the most critical phases of flight. Cmax is now standard on all new EX600 Multi-Function Displays.
CMax™ Approach Charts, Avidyne’s innovative implementation of this electronic chart capability, displays approach charts and airport diagrams with an overlay of the pilot’s flight plan and present position. CMax provides on-demand access to the worldwide library of JeppView electronic charts and airport diagrams and dramatically improves the pilot's ability to manage cumbersome paper charts.
At startup, the departure airport chart is automatically displayed for ease of orientation, which is especially valuable when taxiing at unfamiliar fields.
CMax™ uses Jeppesen’s JeppView Electronic Airway Manual chart service to reduce the amount of paper required on the flight decks of Avidyne-equipped aircraft. In addition, CMax makes managing and accessing flight critical information more efficient, while eliminating the need for pilots to file traditional revision updates in their Airway Manuals. Jeppesen will send Avidyne customers periodic CD-ROM updates which are loaded onto a personal computer to display and print charts while on the ground, and transferred through the FlightMax dataloader for updates in the airplane.
- CMax improves safety and it’s easy to use: Easily load approach charts for your destination using the “auto fill” button, or easily browse and select charts for any airport in the database. CMax shows aircraft position and flight plan right on the approach chart making it much easier to visualize your location throughout the approach. Critical obstacles and terrain are displayed for added safety. As the aircraft ground speed drops below 40kts, CMax automatically switches the display from the approach procedure chart to the airport diagram.
- CMax improves surface navigation: CMax airport diagrams include 6,004 airports, 5,695 of which are geo-referenced (we can show aircraft position during taxi). 1,998 are U.S. locations.CMax’s detailed airport diagrams show runways and taxi ways, which is especially useful when operating on unfamiliar airports. CMax™ eliminates the need for “progressive taxi instructions,” and makes it easier to find a particular FBO or parking area.
- CMax improves incursion awareness: CMax shows “Runway Incursion Hotspots.” These are areas on certain airports designated by the FAA where ground control may have limited visibility or where there is high traffic flow or other known history of incursion activity.
- CMax improves chart management: CMax makes managing and accessing flight critical information more efficient, while eliminating the need to file traditional revision updates in Airway Manuals. Jeppesen sends Avidyne customers periodic CD-ROM updates which are loaded onto a personal computer to display and print charts while on the ground, and transferred through the FlightMax dataloader for updates in the airplane.