April 1999 Issue

Letters 04/99

Avidyne’s View
As one of the featured vendors, we at Avidyne read with great interest Gary Picou’s article in the October issue (“Radical or retro: The Avionics Crystal Ball Reveals No Easy Answers”). We’re glad that Picou chose to feature Avidyne as the leader in providing what he identified as the more innovative, leading-edge approach to flight situation display technology.

While we agree with many of the points he makes, we have to disagree with three statements about our technology and our approach: Picou states that “developing a certifiable installation will probably be easier for a GNS 430 than for an Avidyne system.”

Not so. Both companies provide a very simila...

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