Avidyne is committed to designing products that improve situational awareness and safety. And just as important, Avidyne is uniquely focused on developing products that are easy to use. With the FlightMax EX500, Avidyne offers the most pilot-friendly multifunction displays available for general aviation.
Ultra-Bright, High-Resolution Display
The EX500 features our industry-leading, high- resolution, activematrix liquid-crystal display (AMLCD), providing you with the brightest, most versatile big-screen moving map available. With nearly three times as many pixels as previous-generation displays, and an incredibly wide viewing angle, the EX500 provides clear and concise navigation and weather information over an exceptional color-contoured terrain and water base map.
The Best Map Available
The EX500 keeps you connected with the complete weather picture, allowing you to view datalink graphical weather information, seamlessly integrated with your flight plan moving map, lightning, traffic, and terrain display. All special-use and class airspaces are color-keyed for added clarity, and can be displayed at the same time as NEXRAD or weather radar for a more complete picture. Comprehensive Jeppesen NavData™ and an expansive North American obstacle database provide an unparalleled view of your flight environment. Full overlay capability allows you to add or remove traffic, lightning, and radar, with 180-degree forward view and 360-degree center view maps.
When flying GPS approaches, the EX500’s large display clearly shows curved flight path segments when provided by the GPS, including DME arcs, Holding Patterns and Procedure Turns, overlaid with traffic, terrain, weather, airports and runway diagrams. And with Avidyne’s CMax™ Electronic Charts, the EX500 really takes the guess work out of shooting instrument approaches.
Satellite Datalink Weather & Entertainment
Avidyne leads the industry in datalink-capable multifunction displays and the EX500 MFD is the most advanced and easiest-to-use datalink system you can get. Interfacing the EX500 with Avidyne’s MLB700 Broadcast Datalink Receiver gives pilots comprehensive, graphical information about weather conditions all across the Continental United States (CONUS). The NRST Page shows graphical and textual METARs at the destination and surrounding airports, making it easy to monitor weather ahead and select an alternate when needed. Using the industry-leading WSI InFlight® Weather Service via the SIRIUS® Satellite Network, the EX500 MFD displays critical, real-time information for pilots, including WSI’s exclusive high-resolution NOWRad® radar mosaic, overlaid right on the moving map. The EX500 also displays Storm Track Vectors, Hail Warnings, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, graphical and textual METARs, TAFs, Temperatures and Winds Aloft, TFRs, and Lightning from the National Lightning Detection Network®. SIRIUS Satellite Radio With the MLB700, you also have access to over 130 channels of digital-quality music, sports, news, and talk radio, right through your aircraft’s audio system. Audio content can be selected from anywhere in the aircraft using the RC70 wireless RF remote control.
The EX500's versatile Trip Page provides information about your route of flight including a list of all remaining waypoints in the active flightplan, with distances and times for each leg. Graphical METARs for all reporting airports are also listed, which can help you in determining an alternate airport in the event of inclement weather or an emergency situation. Textual METARs are also available for each reporting airport. The EX500 translates the METAR abbreviations into plain English for easy interpretation.
CMax™ – Maximizing Your Approach
Avidyne’s CMax™ Electronic Charts option offers a world-wide library of geo-referenced approach charts and airport diagrams, helping you manage and access critical flight information and reducing the amount of paper required on board your aircraft. Utilizing Jeppesen’s trusted JeppView™ Electronic Airway Manual, CMax makes accessing an approach or viewing an airport diagram a breeze. At startup, your departure airport chart is automatically loaded for ease of orientation, especially at unfamiliar fields. Your destination airport diagram and the list of available approaches are automatically loaded at the time your flight plan is entered, and can be viewed easily using the Auto-fill capability, or you can easily select and view any approach at any airport in the database.
Terrain & Obstacles
With its complete terrain and water base map, and a North American database containing towers and other obstacles greater than 200’ AGL, the EX500 provides a clear presentation of terrain hazards. Obstacles can be displayed with MSL altitude labels, and Avidyne’s exclusive terrain scale shows the altitude of the highest terrain and obstacle height in the displayed area. The “nearest obstacle” feature makes it easy to determine the height and proximity of nearby towers as you descend into any unfamiliar areas. The EX500 also interfaces with the popular EGPWS/TAWS sensors for added safety, making it the most versatile multi-function display available.
Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) areas are updated via datalink to provide the most up-to-date information about your flight environment. Having the complete picture gives you the ability to avoid hazardous weather conditions and stay clear of restricted airspaces, saving you time and fuel.
As a safety enhancement for the industry-leading EX500 MFD, consider the advantages of the MHAS6000 Multi-Hazard System. The MHAS6000 is a specially-priced safety enhancement suite comprised of an EX500 MFD and any of Avidyne’s dualantenna TAS600-Series Traffic Avoidance Systems. The TAS600 Series provides the most advanced collision avoidance protection available for whatever type of aircraft you fly. MHAS packages are also available with Avidyne’s new MLB700 Broadcast Datalink Receiver and TWX670 Tactical Lightning Sensor. With the MHAS6000, you’ll have the best situational awareness and safety system available for general aviation at an even greater value.