The Avidyne Entegra EXP5000 brings the advantages of integrated flight deck technology to the retrofit market for business and general aviation aircraft.
The WAAS-compatible Entegra system is Avidyne’s retrofittable Integrated Flight Deck system that is designed with the flexibility to be installed in a number of different aircraft types and configurations.
With Entegra, you can add all the enhanced situational awareness and reliability benefits of an all-glass flight deck to virtually any general aviation aircraft.
With several display options, including single and dual EXP5000 PFDs, and 10.4-inch EX5000 or 5.5-inch EX500 MFD configurations, Entegra can be customized to fit in virtually any panel space. The Entegra EXP5000 PFD conveys traditional primary flight instrumentation as well as a pilot-selectable moving map presentation of flight plan data and an RMI pointer, all within the primary field of view, reducing pilot workload. The versatile EX5000 or EX500 MFD shows navigation data, broadcast datalink weather, lightning, traffic, obstacles, and terrain with an intuitive user interface.
Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have integrated Avidyne’s Entegra system into their new production aircraft, setting off a wave of integrated flight deck technology adoption not seen since the migration of EFIS from air transport to business jets.
With Entegra, Avidyne is making this technology available for retrofit installation into the existing fleet of general aviation aircraft.
Bringing it All Together
Entegra integrates all of your primary flight instruments into a single, easy-to-use, and easy-to-interpret display.
The electronic horizontal situation indicator (EHSI) puts advanced navigation display capability in the primary field of view. Fully integrated with your VLOC/GPS, Envision provides synchronized switching as you transition from the en route phase to the approach phase of your flight.
Easy-to-Fly Trend Indicators
The Entegra EXP5000 PFD provides 6-second trend indicators for airspeed, altitude and heading. Trend indicators, typically found on air transport and high-end corporate jets, allow you to fly with higher precision and reduced workload when changing or maintaining critical airspeeds or altitudes.
V-Speeds and Heading Tick Marks
V-Speed labels on the Airspeed Indicator for Vx – Best Angle of Climb, Vy – Best Rate of Climb, and Vg – Best Glide, take the guesswork out of flying precise airspeeds during critical phases of flight. The addition of Heading Tick Marks across the EXP5000’s horizon improve the pilot’s ability to anticipate heading intercepts while reducing the pilot’s scan area.
Integrated Autopilot Functions
The Entegra EXP5000 PFD may be coupled with the autopilot for altitude preselect, vertical speed select and heading select modes without the need for external controllers. Selection bugs and digital readouts for each of these parameters are provided for concise operation.
The straight-forward user interface makes flying the Entegra a breeze. Human-factors studies and flight test experience suggest less is more in terms of PFD modes, and we’ve kept it simple, yet elegant. Entegra provides one-button access to frequent pilot settings such as BARO and altitude/ vertical speed/ heading bugs. Nav sources are push-button selectable for the EHSI needle, the bearing pointer, and the flight-plan moving map. The Entegra EXP5000 PFD was designed to have a learning curve of less than five minutes. It’s simply that easy to use.
Full-time Wind Vector
An integrated air data computer provides you with a full-time instantaneous wind vector, taking the guesswork out of finding the right altitude to optimize your flight time. It is equally valuable as you correct for wind while entering the pattern or flying an instrument approach.
In dual-PFD installations, Avidyne’s unique Cross-Compare System™ (CCS) constantly monitors both ADAHRS and provides visual alerts in the unlikely event of any discrepancy. CCS also monitors the aircraft navigation systems and in the event of any inconsistency, provideds the appropriate alerts.
CMax™ Maximizing Your Approach
Avidyne’s CMaxT 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.
Available for the EX500 MFD as well as for the large-format EX5000 MFD (shown here), CMax utilizes Jeppesen's trusted JeppViewT Electronic Airway Manual, and 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.
Solid-State ADAHRS — The Heart of Entegra
At the heart of the Entegra EXP5000 PFD is Avidyne’s fully- integrated, solid-state Air Data/Attitude and Heading Reference System (ADAHRS).
The compact, lightweight, ADAHRS system uses a 3-axis solid state gyro and accelerometer system combined with a magnetometer to replace vertical and directional gyros. Avidyne’s state-of-the-art ADAHRS provides Roll, Pitch, and Heading data with reliability far exceeding mechanical gyros, at a price point far below solid-state systems found in high-end corporate aircraft.
Connected to the pitot-static system, Entegra’s integrated air data computer provides airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, and outside air temperature (OAT), and continually updates the winds aloft and true airspeed (TAS) indications on the display.