Greetings COPA members. This is one of those things that’s been on my “To Do” list for quite some time. I believe Avidyne needs to actively engage the COPA community and that starts with me. So I want to introduce myself and discuss a couple things to build some goodwill.
I have been with Avidyne for a little over a year as the VP Sales & Marketing. Today I simply want to address 3 issues that I think will help.
- Some Avidyne Guidance on the CMOS Battery issue many of you have voiced concern over with Extant
- My discussions with Roger Whittier and establishing a COPA advisory council
- Use this forum for more transparency between COPA and Avidyne
I think we can all agree the CMOS Battery issue has been problematic. Please click on the link below for some guidance on how that impacts your EX5000 MFD. Additionally, Avidyne has updated the Preventive Maintenance Manual (PMM) to clearly state it is “optional” to replace a dead CMOS battery.
Second, I’ve committed to Roger Whittier to actively participate in a COPA advisory Council. The details have not all been nailed down but it will be a small group that I’ll let Roger select and discuss issues roughly once a month or as business needs dictate.
Third, create a profile on this forum so that COPA members have a direct voice to Avidyne. We have some exciting products coming that will certainly impact the COPA community and I think we can do a better job listening to your needs and feeling some of your frustrations more directly.
Finally, I would like to add that I enjoy flying Avidyne’s Experimental SR-22. I believe Avidyne can bring a lot of value to the thousands of Entegra installed aircraft flying today.
I look forward to some healthy dialogue