July 22, 2021

Dynon is BACK to Oshkosh in 2021

 

AIRVENTURE IS BACK!

Dynon is back at Oshkosh AirVenture this year with announcements, specials, and events planned throughout the week. Robert Hamilton, Dynon President, says “We’re really excited to reconnect with our customers and the aviation community at AirVenture this year. Despite the pandemic, Dynon is experiencing strong growth. If you’re passionate about aviation and technology, we’re currently hiring for a variety of roles. Come join us!”
Wireless Chart Transfer with Slingshot
In the next version of SkyView and AF-5000 software, pilots can wirelessly transfer charts to their avionics displays using the Slingshot capabilities in Seattle Avionics’ FlyQ EFB app. This offers pilots an alternative to the current method, which involves loading USB memory sticks on a PC and physically bringing them to the aircraft. Slingshot simplifies this utilizing the modern wi-fi capabilities in avionics and mobile devices. To use Slingshot, pilots load the iOS-based FlyQ efb app with the charts, plates, and airport diagrams as they normally do while using the app. When connected via wi-fi to a Dynon or AFS display, Slingshot can transfer that chartdata on board the in-aircraft avionics. Slingshot capability requires a Seattle Avionics ChartData and FlyQ subscription. Seattle Avionics will debut pricing and package specials at AirVenture.
D3 “Oshkosh is BACK” Promotion
Dynon is celebrating the return to Oshkosh with a limited time offer. For the week of AirVenture only (7/26/2021-08/01/2021), the D3 Pocket Panel is $80 off its normal price. Whether or not you’re going to the show, this special affords “A Little Attitude for Everyone.” The D3 requires no installation or approval to bring its backup attitude indicator to virtually any aircraft.
Dynon Certified Crosses the Canadian Border
Coincident with the start of AirVenture Oshkosh on July 26, an updated American/Canadian agreement goes into effect that allows Canadian pilots to install Dynon Certified products under the existing AML-STC. This agreement covers most of the nearly 600 aircraft on the Dynon Approved Model List (AML). If an aircraft is both on Dynon’s AML (see Dynon Certified website) and the Canadian eligibility list, it may be installed under this agreement.
Improved SkyView Twin-Engine Monitoring Capabilities
Upcoming SkyView 16.2 software for experimental aircraft adds improvements to the system’s twin-engine monitoring capability.

This software release allows pilots of twin-engine aircraft to view both engines together on any engine monitoring display page. Previous versions required a separate SkyView display unit for each engine. This improvement enables dedicated twin-engine displays. It also allows any of the 50%, 20%, or bottom band EMS page views to contain instruments from both engines. These improved capabilities let pilots more easily monitor two engines in a single, compact location, minimizing workload when flying a more complex aircraft. This upgrade also includes new engine monitoring “widgets” that display both engines’ parameters on a single gauge.

Version 16.2 is due to release in the weeks after AirVenture for SkyView HDX, SkyView Classic, and SkyView Touch.
Forums all Week
Whether you are a homebuilder, a type-certificated aircraft owner, or an installer, Dynon has a variety of of educational forums hosted at its outdoor booth tent just outside of hangar D (between D and B) throughout the week. The topics offered this year are:

  • Dynon Certified: What's New and Upcoming
  • Dynon SkyView for Experimental Aircraft
  • ADVANCEDPANEL & ADVANCED Control Module
  • Advanced Flight Systems AF-5000 EFIS Masterclass
  • Planning for Success: System Design & Layout of your Dynon or Advanced System
  • Dynon Certified Tech Talk: Autopilot, Engine Sensors, and other Installation Details

See the Dynon website for the complete schedule, or visit the Dynon booth (#4034 & 4035 inside Hangar D).

April 29, 2021

Dynon Welcomes Brad Thurow as Director of Engineering

Dynon is excited to announce Brad Thurow as its new Director of Engineering. He now leads the team that develops the Dynon product line, which spans avionics for experimental amateur-built, light sport, and type-certificated aircraft. 

Brad arrives at Dynon after a successful tenure at Appareo Systems, where he helped grow their GA business in multiple leadership roles, most recently as Vice President, Business Development. Brad holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University and currently flies a Mooney M20B.

Robert Hamilton, Dynon President, says “We’ve known, worked with, and respected Brad for a long time, and are excited to bring his depth of engineering, leadership, and industry experience to Dynon. Additionally, we highly value leaders and engineers that are pilots: Brad is a great fit for us.”

 

November 11, 2020

Dynon Announces First Twin-Engine Aircraft Approval for SkyView HDX - Including Autopilot - for Piper Seneca

Dynon’s certified SkyView HDX system is now FAA-approved for installation into most Piper PA-34 “Seneca” aircraft, bringing affordable, safety-enhancing integrated avionics systems to a new category of aircraft. This is Dynon’s first approval for a twin-engine aircraft, and includes SkyView HDXs full range of capabilities, including twin-engine monitoring and two-axis autopilot.


The Seneca approval covers Dynon’s full suite of avionics, including its two-axis autopilot with coupled approach capability. Pilots benefit from an uncluttered, elegant panel layout that reduces workload, is fun to fly behind, and enhances safety. A Dynon certified installation is typically 50 to 80 pounds lighter than the instruments it replaces, and usually allows the removal of unreliable legacy equipment like the vacuum pump. 


Michael Schofield, Dynon’s Director of Marketing, says “We’re thrilled to expand Dynon’s reach to twin-engine type certificated aircraft, starting with the Piper Seneca. With this approval, SkyView HDX is in a class by itself for affordable and capable twin-aircraft avionics upgrades. With SkyView HDX, Seneca owners can also add Dynon’s full-featured Autopilot for up to half the cost of other autopilots.”


The SkyView HDX core system provides complete primary flight instrumentation, including synthetic vision, and Navigation and Mapping with Flight Planning. New to the Seneca approval is a complete twin-engine monitoring solution, covering all CHTs, EGTs, fuel flow, fuel computer, and lean assist. Also approved is Dynon’s fully-integrated two-axis autopilot, which features IFR approach capability when SkyView is integrated with a compatible navigator. The approved installation also includes options for Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, COM Radio, ADS-B Traffic and Weather display, and Electronic Flight Bag features. A complete set of standby flight instruments are provided by a Dynon EFIS-D10A. 


Approved Model List


The SkyView HDX Approved Model List (AML) now covers all Piper Aircraft PA-34-200 Seneca, PA-34-200T Seneca II, PA-34-220T Seneca III, PA-34-220T Seneca IV, and PA-34-220T Seneca V models. Autopilot is available for Seneca II / III / IV / V models.


In addition to the Seneca, SkyView HDX is currently approved for installation into nearly 600 piston single aircraft models, with autopilots available for many C172 and Bonanza model aircraft. Dynon expects further approvals for both single and twin-engine aircraft in the coming months. In-progress aircraft/autopilot approvals include additional Bonanza models, C182, Beechcraft Baron, and the Mooney M20. See http://www.dynoncertified.com/aml.php for the estimated timeline for future approvals.


Pricing and Availability


SkyView HDX for the Seneca starts at $14,189 for the core system that includes a 10” display that provides primary flight instrumentation, synthetic vision, mapping and flight planning, and a standby EFIS-D10A flight display. Twin engine monitoring with a dedicated display adds only $7,377, and includes all engine probes such as CHTs, EGTs, fuel flow, and more. The integrated autopilot is available for half the price of competing products, with configurations starting at $8580 for a fully-featured, two-axis system.


Dynon Certified products are available through a nationwide network of Dynon Authorized Installation Centers. Pilots can also opt to buy directly from Dynon and install it at their preferred avionics shop or by an A&P/IA.

 

For more information, visit www.dynoncertified.com.

July 16, 2019

Dynon Obtains Certification for SkyView HDX in Nearly 600 GA Aircraft Models


Dynon Obtains Certification for SkyView HDX in Nearly 600 GA Aircraft Models



Dynon Certified – a division of Dynon Avionics – today announced a dramatic expansion of the Approved Model List for its SkyView HDX line of products. With this AML expansion, Dynon’s full suite of certified avionics is now approved for nearly 600 type certificated piston single-engine aircraft. Features approved include Primary and Backup Flight Displays, Synthetic Vision, VFR mapping, flight planning, and navigation, Engine Monitoring, Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, ADS-B In Traffic and Weather, and Dynon’s Com Radio. 

“From the moment Dynon Certified introduced its groundbreaking STC for SkyView HDX, we’ve heard from thousands of aircraft owners wishing we’d add their aircraft to the approved model list next. Now, with FAA approval for nearly 600 aircraft models, we can deliver on those requests,” said Michael Schofield, Dynon Director of Marketing. SkyView HDX systems are available from Dynon’s Authorized Installation Centers and directly from Dynon. “Over 20,000 pilots already know the joy of flying behind Dynon’s affordable, safety-enhancing avionics technology. We’re excited to share that experience with even more GA fliers”, says Schofield.

SkyView HDX is Dynon’s flagship avionics suite that allows most GA pilots to comprehensively update their aging legacy avionics at an affordable price. Pilots benefit from an uncluttered, elegant panel layout that reduces workload, is intuitive, fun to fly, and enhances safety. A Dynon certified installation typically reduces aircraft weight by 50 to 80 pounds after replacing the original instruments, and usually allows the removal of unreliable legacy equipment like the vacuum pump. 

Base SkyView HDX configurations including Primary and Backup Flight Displays, Synthetic Vision, and VFR mapping, flight planning, and navigation start at $7630. Displays are available in both 10” and 7” variants to suit a wide variety of instrument panel sizes. Engine monitoring, additional displays, and other features and controls are optional.

The SkyView HDX system is fully integrated but modular, allowing pilots to tailor installations to their aircraft’s unique mission and needs. Additional options available for all approved aircraft include complete Engine Monitoring with CHTs, EGTs, fuel flow, fuel computer, and lean assist; Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out; ADS-B Traffic and Weather display; Com Radio; and Electronic Flight Bag features. 

Dynon’s fully-integrated autopilot – featuring IFR approach capability when SkyView is integrated with a compatible navigator – is additionally available in Cessna 172 F-S and Bonanza P35-V35B models. The Bonanza approval includes yaw damper capability. Autopilot approvals for additional aircraft will be continuously released over the coming months. As of July 2019, Dynon is actively working on autopilot approvals for Bonanza 36s, Cessna 182s, and Piper Seneca models. 

Pricing and Availability

Base SkyView HDX equipment configurations start at $7630. STC pricing for all aircraft models in the AML expansion is $2,000. Dynon Certified products are available through a nationwide network of Dynon Authorized Installation Centers. Pilots can also opt to buy directly from Dynon and have it installed at their preferred avionics shop or by an A&P/IA. 

Approved Model List

Dynon’s updated Approved model list covers 592 type certificated piston single-engine aircraft, including most eligible aircraft made by Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, Mooney, Grumman, and almost 40 other manufacturers. The complete AML is available at www.dynon.aero/stcaircraft.

May 20, 2019

Dynon Certified SkyView HDX Now STC Approved for Bonanza P35 thru V35B Aircraft

Dynon’s certified SkyView HDX system is now STC and PMA approved for installation into the Bonanza 35 series, ushering in a new era of truly affordable, safety-enhancing integrated avionics systems for thousands of aircraft.




The Bonanza approval covers Dynon’s full suite of avionics, including its three-axis autopilot with coupled approach capability. Pilots benefit from an uncluttered, elegant panel layout that reduces workload, is fun to fly behind, and enhances safety. A Dynon certified installation is typically 50 to 80 pounds lighter than the instruments it replaces and usually allows the removal of unreliable legacy equipment like the vacuum pump.

The SkyView HDX system provides complete primary flight instrumentation, including synthetic vision and angle of attack, and complete engine monitoring with CHTs, EGTs, fuel flow, fuel computer, and lean assist. Also approved is Dynon’s fully integrated three-axis autopilot - with yaw damper - which features IFR approach capability when SkyView is integrated with a compatible navigator. The approved installation also includes COM Radio, Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, Navigation and Mapping with Flight Planning ADS-B Traffic and Weather display, and Electronic Flight Bag features. A complete set of backup primary flight instruments are provided by a Dynon EFIS-D10A.

Approved Model List

The SkyView HDX Approved Model List (AML) now covers Bonanza P35, S35, V35, V35A, and V35B models. Dynon expects further approvals for both single and twin-engine aircraft in the coming months. See the Dynon Certified website for the estimated timeline for future approvals.

Pricing and Availability

Dynon Certified products are priced the same as its existing experimental and light sport product line, with base configurations starting under $9,000. The STC for the Bonanza 35 series is priced at $2,000.

Dynon Certified products are available through a nationwide network of Dynon Authorized Installation Centers. Pilots can also opt to buy directly from Dynon and install it at their preferred avionics shop or by an A&P/IA.

For a complete list of dealers and pricing, visit www.dynoncertified.com

November 6, 2018

Dynon Certified - October 2018 Update

DYNON CERTIFIED UPDATE
Complete SkyView HDX product line now available for Cessna 172 STC. Installation network expands.
NOW APPROVED FOR INSTALLATION
The initial C172 STC approval already included most of the Dynon product line. Now, we have received FAA approval for the remaining product options.

The core SkyView HDX system for type certificated aircraft includes:
  • 10” SkyView HDX primary display with all required flight instruments, with integral moving map and VFR GPS Navigator
  • Separate self-contained EFIS-D10A back-up flight instrument

Additional Options Includes:
  • Second display (7” or 10” SkyView HDX display) - JUST APPROVED
  • Dynon COM Radio - JUST APPROVED
  • Dedicated Knob Control Panel - JUST APPROVED
  • Dedicated Autopilot Control Panel - JUST APPROVED
  • ADS-B Out/In
  • Autopilot
  • Engine Monitoring
  • Network Cables
  • IFR Connectivity Kit
INSTALLATION CENTER NETWORK EXPANDS
As we build our installation network for Dynon Certified products, we are committed to some distinct goals for the program that we think you’ll appreciate: 1) a high quality installation, 2) an affordable installation, and 3) an excellent customer experience.

To that end, we are excited to announce the first expansion of Authorized Dynon Installation Centers .

These new Dynon Authorized Installation Centers grow the installation network to more locations across the US, with installation now available in Montana, Tennessee, Minnesota, and Arizona . Adding to the existing installation centers in Texas and Alaska , more pilots than ever now have access to Dynon Certified equipment. Learn more about how to schedule your install at the Dynon Dynon Certified Website .
We realize that many of you are anxious for a Dynon Certified system, may not be near one of our initial installation centers, or may prefer not to wait for an available slot for installation. As an alternative path, aircraft owners may still purchase the Certified SkyView HDX system and the STC Authorization directly from Dynon and arrange for installation themselves at a qualified installer. 
Upcoming Aircraft Approvals
As we expand our STC’s approved model list, we are now publishing the aircraft that we project will be approved through mid next year. Note that some of these aircraft will have product elements approved in phases, and our plan continues into 2019 and beyond with even more aircraft. Next up: V35B Bonanza approval is expected soon.

Note that this is our projected schedule: The timeline of certification projects of any type with the FAA are beyond any company’s direct control.
Additional Information

For the latest information about Dynon Certified and our SkyView HDX system, visit our website at www.dynon.aero/certified .

April 1, 2018

Dynon Announces Out of This World STC Addition

Dynon is excited to announce the first expansion of its SkyView HDX Approved Model List STC to OV-100 series spacecraft. This achievement comes only weeks after the successful approval that allows SkyView HDX to be installed into many models of certified Cessna 172 aircraft.


After a weeks long refurbishment process that included the installation of a Dynon-designed VTOL-enabled, scramjet-assisted, Vibranium-powered hybrid propulsion system, Space Shuttle Enterprise launched from a floating platform just off of New York City’s Pier 84. Many New Yorkers in the area were reportedly unimpressed. On-orbit, Dynonauts proceeded with a complete check-out of its avionics and propulsion systems.


Following a full shakedown of SkyView HDX, the Dynon Autopilot commanded the vehicle to perform a re-entry burn, culminating in the first ever carrier-arrested, autopilot controlled autolanding on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Despite the record-breaking achievements, local New Yorkers were still reportedly unimpressed. The orbiter is now back on public display on the Intrepid.
John Torode, founder of Dynon said, “I always knew we were a bunch of space cadets. Boy, was that neat! What’s next?”


This is the second use of Dynon equipment in spacecraft: Dynon’s first space missions occurred over a decade ago, when a Dynon EFIS-D10 provided lightweight backup electronic flight instruments in SpaceShipOne’s multiple flights into space.