Avidyne Shows Aero-TV How NOT To Encounter Bad WX Via ...

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A New Generation Of WX Avoidance Systems While checking out Avidyne's FMS900W, Aero-TV also got a solid briefing on their new TWX 670. The company bills its TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system as the first color, real-time, lightning-based tactical weather avoidance system for general aviation aircraft. Avidyne's Tom Harper tells Aero-TV that the TWX670 provides real-time weather avoidance capability out to 200 nautical miles (nm), which is especially valuable for customers operating aircraft outside the United States where datalink graphical weather is unavailable. Its advanced, high-speed digital signal processing provides a significant advantage over previous-generation systems by allowing the TWX670 to display lightning in the 0-25nm range, providing truly tactical weather detection and avoidance capability. Avidyne says the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system provides rotary wing operators with full color-contoured, dynamic lightning depictions which will greatly enhance their ability to avoid severe weather. The TWX670’s real-time display of storm cell intensity eliminates the guess-work associated with interpreting previous-generation lightning systems. The TWX670 is already a standard option on the Piper PA-46 Matrix and is now available for retrofit in existing fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. The system is available at a suggested list price of $7,995. Avidyne Shows Aero-TV How NOT To Encounter Bad WX Via The TWX670 Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved. FMI: www.avidyne.com