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    Posted: 10 Sep 2015 at 9:21am
Any plans on making the DFC90 available for the Piper Malibu (PA-46-310P)?


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Currently, the PA46-310 is not in the plans. We do have the STC for the PA46-350T/P
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It is my best understanding that the Mirage/Matrix STC is limited to aircraft equipped with Avidyne PFDs.  This limits applicability to 2006-2009.  This is quite understandable given the timing of the approval for that initial STC.

Time has marched on, and the Aspen PFD is now a valid AHRS source for the DFC90.  It would appear that approval for the Mirage/Matrix with an Aspen PFD would be largely a paperwork exercise.  The limited additional effort would allow the addition of the production years from 2000 through 2005, which would ~3x the applicable aircraft [due the the number of additional years as well as production numbers during those years].  Has this opportunity been evaluated by Avidyne?

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Yes, we have looked at amending the STC to add Aspen PFD to the PA46 DFC STC.  It's on our to-do list but hasn't bubbled up to an active project yet.
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OK, I'll bite.  What would it take (as in how many committed aircraft) to make this start bubbling?  It is just paperwork after all. :)
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Avidyners,

The new web site also omits PA-46 with Avidyne Entegra from the DFC-90 web page.  This is particularly shameful since you are warming up to add Aspen equipped PA-46s to the STC, right? ;)

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