Avidyne has increased aircraft safety and utility for customers with its MLX770 and MLX780 datalink transceivers through two expanded business arrangements announced here at EBACE.

The company has extended its partnership with weather-provider WSI to deliver worldwide WSI in-flight weather service's graphical weather on a wide variety of electronic flight bag units using Avidyne's Iridium-based MLX datalink transceivers. Vendors whose EFBs can now receive the worldwide graphical weather with the creation of the new software interface include CMC, DAC, ADR, NavAero, AirGator, L-3, and Universal.

"This is a logical extension of our partnership with WSI," said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne's chief operating officer. "By co-developing an interface with WSI's in-flight EFB software, we can now offer the safety-enhancing benefits of WSI worldwide weather using our MLX-series worldwide datalink transceiver to a larger number of aircraft owners flying with any of the popular EFB systems."

Avidyne has also partnered EFB-provider Advanced Data Research (ADR) to deliver worldwide datalink graphical weather and text messaging using the MLX770 and MLX780 transceivers on ADR's EFB units, which also feature moving maps and trip planning functions.

Source: Flight Daily News