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 .

July 16, 2018

Dynon Taps Industry Leader Randy Lervold as new VP of Marketing and Sales

Dynon recently announced that Randy Lervold has joined the company as their Vice President of Marketing and Sales. In this newly created role, Randy is responsible for expanding Dynon’s worldwide market reach as it capitalizes on the recent certification of their flagship SkyView HDX system.

Robert Hamilton, Dynon President, says, “Entering the certified market, Dynon has an amazing opportunity to modernize the GA aircraft fleet with innovative, safety-enhancing technology at a fraction of the price of existing competitive avionics. As we expand in this new space, Randy’s marketing and sales expertise, and track record of building successful companies, will accelerate our growth.”

Lervold brings over three decades of executive leadership experience and brand building to Dynon. He previously led CubCrafters since 2009, most recently as its President. Under Randy’s direction, Yakima-based CubCrafters emerged as one of the leading manufacturers of both Light Sport and Type Certificated Aircraft in the backcountry aircraft space. Before CubCrafters, Randy held a number of senior leadership roles at consumer electronics companies.

“I am excited to join Dynon at this pivotal time in its history,” Lervold says. “With its legacy of innovation in both product development and certification, Dynon has more opportunity ahead of it than ever before. Dynon is leading a sea change in avionics, and I look forward to helping the company realize its potential.”


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.

March 14, 2018

STC ACHIEVED!


SkyView HDX is now STC Approved!

We're excited to share that we've just received our first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for our flagship SkyView HDX system. The STC’s Approved Model List (AML), which initially covers many Cessna 172 models, ushers in a new era of truly affordable, safety-enhancing integrated avionics systems for type certificated aircraft.



The initial STC is for the installation of a full suite of Dynon avionics, allowing pilots to remove the vast majority of their legacy instrumentation, including their 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 two axis autopilot, which features IFR approach capability when SkyView is integrated with a compatible navigator. The approved installation also includes a 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. Backup primary flight instruments are provided by a Dynon EFIS-D10A.

Approved Model List

The initial Approved Model List (AML) covers Cessna 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, and 172S models. Approval does not restrict the operational use of the aircraft, and allows for flight in both IFR and VFR. Dynon will be seeking additional approvals for both single and twin-engine aircraft in the coming months.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the certified/PMA versions of approved Dynon products will be the same as existing experimental/light sport products. The STC for Cessna 172 aircraft is priced at $2,000. The first installations will be available in the coming weeks via US Sport Aircraft + Thrust Flight in Texas, Merrill Field Instruments in Alaska, and a Dynon-affiliated facility in the Pacific Northwest.

Additional Information

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

December 20, 2017

Dynon Holiday Closure Information

As a reminder, Dynon Avionics closes for business for a few days around Christmas and the New Year. 

July 23, 2017

Introducing Dynon Certified

For years, pilots of certified aircraft have been forced to choose between maintaining their outdated, legacy instrumentation or upgrading their panel with expensive, piecemeal avionics upgrades. That changes now: The upcoming certification of Dynon’s flagship SkyView HDX system represents a breakthrough in the availability of affordable retrofit avionics solutions for type certificated aircraft.


John Torode, Dynon founder and CEO, says “For years, thousands of light sport and amateur-built aircraft pilots have benefited from Dynon’s intuitive, affordable, and safety-enhancing integrated avionics systems. We’re ready to bring the Dynon approach to the rest of the GA fleet.”



Dynon Certified systems are the first affordable, complete, integrated avionics packages designed to be installed in a wide variety of GA aircraft. With roots in light sport and experimental aircraft, Dynon products have already been installed in over 20,000 aircraft in hundreds of types, usually by amateur-builders. Dynon products are designed to install quickly and efficiently, minimizing the cost of modernizing aircraft panels.

SkyView HDX, Dynon’s flagship integrated avionics system, is coming to type certificated aircraft



The Dynon Certified line features SkyView HDX, Dynon’s flagship integrated avionics platform that replaces legacy equipment with a modern, affordable system. SkyView HDX can do it all: Primary Flight Display with Synthetic Vision and Angle-of-Attack; Autopilot; Engine Monitor with all EGTs/CHTs, Lean Assist, and Fuel Computer; Mapping with Flight Planning, ADS-B Traffic and Weather, and Electronic Flight Bag; Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, Battery Backup and more. SkyView HDX’s bright touch screen works with ergonomic knobs and buttons to offer positive, intuitive controls in all flight conditions.

Dynon Certified: suitable for a broad range of aircraft and missions


Even early STC installations will encompass a range of light aircraft capability, from piston singles like the Cessna 172 to complex retractable twins like the Beechcraft B58 Baron. Dynon expects to continuously expand the approved model list (AML) to a broad range of type certificated aircraft.

Dynon Certified products: not just VFR

Installing SkyView HDX does not change aircraft certification basis or operating limitations. All primary flight instruments, including attitude, are fully IFR capable. The system also includes an independent backup EFIS. SkyView HDX is additionally compatible with popular IFR navigators like the Avidyne IFD series and the GTN/GNS series.

Dynon Certified Pricing and Availability

Dynon expects to receive STC and PMA approval for the Cessna 172 and Beechcraft B58 Baron shortly, with additional aircraft types to follow. Installation will be available through a Dynon direct installation center in the Seattle area, as well as through a network of approved installers. Pricing for Dynon Certified products will be the same as for the LSA/experimental versions, with affordable STCs priced separately. The cost of the equipment installed in the initial C172 is approximately $16,000. This complete SkyView HDX system includes Primary Flight Instruments, Engine Monitoring, Autopilot, Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, Mapping with Flight Planning, ADS-B In Traffic and Weather, Battery Backup, and more. It also includes redundant flight instruments via a Dynon EFIS-D10A. The initial C172 STC will be priced at $2000.

Additional Information

For more information, to sign up for updates, and to register interest in the STC for your aircraft type, visit www.dynon.aero/certified.





March 31, 2017

SkyView Software Version 15.1 adds Yaw Damper, VP-X on HDX, Rotax 912 iS fault reporting, and more

Dynon is excited to announce SkyView version 15.1, which adds Yaw Damper capability, VP-X support on HDX, improved Rotax 912iS fault/troubleshooting information, and dozens more improvements and fixes. Major 15.1 features include:
  • Support for the new SV-ADSB-472 Dual Band Traffic and Weather Receiver
  • Yaw Damper on SkyView HDX, Touch, and Classic
  • VP-X support for SkyView HDX
  • New Rotax 912 iS FAULTS menu to aid in engine installation and troubleshooting.
  • Many more improvements to existing features, such as scrollable checklists, improved QWERTY keyboard on touchscreens, toggleable airport flags, and more. See the SkyView software update page for a complete list of all features and improvements.

To find out What's New in SkyView 15.1, Click Here

Many of us at Dynon and AFS are about to head to either Friedrichshafen, Germany forAero 2017, or Lakeland, Florida for Sun 'n Fun. If you're going to either, we look forward to seeing you there! At Aero, you'll find us in hall B1. At Sun 'n Fun, we're Hangar B, Booths B-018-021.