uAvionix AV-30-C, STC Now Includes Light Twins and High-speed Pistons
Avionix today announced it has received FAA approval to expand the Approved Model List (AML) for its AV-30-C Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS), by over 190 light twin and higher performance single-engine models. This expansion significantly extends the availability of AV-30-C in the general aviation market to include a large portion of popular aircraft from Beechcraft, Piper, Tecnam, Air Tractor, Cirrus, Extra, Howard, Taylorcraft, Cessna, and many others.
Launched in October 2019 for experimental aircraft and STC certified in September 2020, AV-30-C is currently available in all major general aviation markets including the US, Canada, UK, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. AV-30-C is a three-inch panel display, installable as either a primary attitude indicator (AI) or directional gyro (DG), that adds a suite of in-flight information in a single device. In addition to its primary function, AV-30-C includes a Probeless Angle of Attack Indicator, Baro Corrected Altitude, Indicated/Vertical/True Airspeed, Bus Voltage, G Load, and GPS Navigational Data. Additional features such as autopilot control, ADS-B traffic support through the AV-Link Wi-Fi adapter, and magnetic DG aiding through AV-Mag, are already available in the experimental market and are currently undergoing certification.
“We are excited to make our highly successful AV-30-C available to a broader market segment,” says Ryan Braun, Chief Operating Office for uAvionix. “We have received a lot of requests from aircraft owners in the light-twin and high-performance singles market for solutions that preserve the unique look of their panel while offering the significant benefits that a digital EFIS can bring. The expanded AML and continued development of significant new functionality reinforce our commitment to be the avionics provider of choice for the light GA pilot.”
The expanded AML for AV-30-C also enables additional aircraft to enjoy the benefits of controlling their tailBeaconX ADS-B OUT Mode S transponder from the feature-packed 3” instrument. tailBeaconX is a low-cost, highly integrated 1090 MHz ADS-B transponder that replaces a rear navigation light by combining it with an ADS-B OUT / Mode S transponder, SBAS GPS, antennas, and a rear LED position light. tailBeaconX is uniquely capable of meeting the worldwide requirements of countries implementing space-based ADS-B, such as Canada. A tailBeaconX utilizing the uAvionix AV-30-C multi-function display as the control head frees up panel space and allows the use of the tailBeaconX SBAS GPS data on the AV-30-C.