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Avidyne IFD540 Navigator - Slide In Replacement for GNS Aircraft

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Avidyne’s IFD Series of navigators feature the most intuitive Flight Management System in an easy-to-use, yet powerful design. The IFD540 is everything a pilot could want in an FMS/GPS/COM Navigator. It’s award-winning Page & Tab user interface eliminates nested menus, allowing you to go to any page in two clicks or less. Its innovative Hybrid Touch allows pilots to perform virtually all functions using its knobs and buttons, or via the versatile touch screen interface—giving you the choice based on user preference. The IFD540 has FMS Preview that lets you easily create, upload and review your flight plans visually with changes shown on the screen before selection plus in-flight changes are a snap because of Avidyne's patented GeoFill™ predicts your next entry based on your location, not the sequence in the database.

The IFD540 amps up your situational awareness with exocentric Synthetic Vision which provides you with an enhanced “VFR-Like” view of what’s in front of your aircraft displaying 3D terrain with hazard alerting, obstacles, and nearby traffic. Everything you need to see on a bright, easy-to-view 5.7” touchscreen.
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  • 3D exo-centric Synthetic Vision
  • Hybrid touch user interface
  • FMS Preview™ flight plan loading with real-time graphical depictions
  • Seamless integration to Avidyne’s IFD 100 iPad app
  • Powerful 10 Watt VHF COM with 8.33kHz spacing


  • 5.7” Diagonal w/Touch Screen
  • Full VGA - 640 x 480 pixels 65,535 colors
  • Ultrabright sunlight readable w/LED Backlighting
  • Width: 6.30” (16.0cm)
  • Height: 4.60“ (11.7cm)
  • Depth: 11.00“(27.5cm) behind panel including connector
  • IFD540 - 8.79 lb (3.99 kg)
  • 11 – 33VDC
  • 4.4A/6.5A Xmit @ 14vdc
  • 2.2A/4.0A Xmit @ 28vdc
  • 10 Watts nominal

Series Comparison

IFD 550 IFD 545 IFD 540 IFD 510 IFD 440 IFD 410
Radar Optional Optional Optional Optional From 5-series From 5-series
Video Optional Optional Optional Optional N/A N./A


Air Data

  • B&D 2600 ADC, 2601 ADC, 2800 ADC, 900004-003 ADC
  • Bendix King KAD280/480 ADC (KDC 281,481)
  • Shadin ADC 2000, ADC 200, ADC 200+, 8800T Alt Computer, 9000T Alt Computer, 9200T Alt Computer, 9628XX-X Fuel/ADC
  • Insight TAS 1000 ADC
  • Icarus Instrument 3000
  • Sandia SAC7-35
  • Garmin GDC74A


  • Avidyne EXP5000
  • Bendix King EFS40/50
  • Collins Proline 21, EFIS 84 (non-WAAS only)
  • Honeywell Primus 1000
  • Aspen EFD1000 Pilot PFD
  • Garmin G5
  • Garmin GI-275

Satellite Datalink Weather Interface

  • Avidyne MLB700/WSI AV-300 Broadcast Datalink Receiver
  • GDL69/A XM Broadcast Datalink using Baron Wx Services and XM® Satellite Receiver

Electronic Approach Charts & Airport Diagrams

  • CMax™ – ™ Electronic Airway Manual Charts (IFD5XX Only)
  • European VFR (Bottlang) Charts - optional

Charts, Nav Data, and other software updates are easily field loadable via USB port.

Lightning Interface

  • Avidyne TWX670 Tactical Lightning Detection
  • L3 WX-500 Stormscope® Weather Mapping Sensor

Wx Radar Systems

  • Bendix/King RDR2000

5-Series IFDs provide integrated control and display of your on-board Wx Radar on a dedicated page or overlayed right on the map (optional).

Traffic Interface

  • Avidyne SkyTrax600/605/610/615/620/A TAS/AXP322 TIS
  • Ryan 9900B/BX TAS
  • Honeywell KTA870/KMH880 TAS/IHAS/CAS66A TCAS I
  • L3 Skywatch 497 / HP TAS/ 791 TCAS I
  • Garmin GTS800/820 TAS/GTS850 TCAS I/ GTX330 TIS

ADS-B Interface

  • Avidyne SkyTrax605A/SkyTrax615A/ SkyTrax620A (Traffic)
  • Avidyne SkyTrax100
  • Avidyne AXP340, AXP322
  • L3-NGT 9000
  • FreeFlight RANGR
  • Garmin GTX330ES, GTX335, GTX345


  • Avidyne DFC90
  • Bendix King KFC400, KCP320, KCF325, KFC300, KFC275, KCF225, KCF250, KFC200, KCF150, KAP150, KAP140,KSP100
  • Century I, II, III, IV, 21, 31/41, 2000, Triden, AK 1081 GPSS Converter
  • Collins APC-65 Series, FGC-65, FYD-65
  • STec 20, 30, 40, 50, 55, 55X, 60 PSS, 60-1, 60-2, 65, ST901 GPSS Converter

Audio Panel

  • Avidyne AMX240
  • Apollo (Garmin) SL10, SL15
  • Garmin GMA 340, GMA 347
  • PS Engineering 6000, 7000, 8000/8000BT
  • Bendix King KMA24, KMA 26, KMA 28, KMA24H

Terrain Awareness

  • Color-Contoured Terrain Base Map Built in
  • Americas Terrain & US Obstacle Data
  • International Terrain Data (optional)

Video Interface

  • RS170 (optional)

IFD540 and IFD550 features an optional RS170 video input, capable of displaying video from aircraft-mounted IR/EVS or other compatible sources.

406 ELT Interface

  • Aviation RS-232
  • NMEA 0183

Applicable TSOs

  • TSO-C34e, TSO-C36e, TSO-C40c, TSO-C44c, TSO-C110a, TSO-C112e, TSO-C113a, TSO-C118, TSO-C128a, TSO-C146d, TSO-C147, TSO-C157a, TSO-C165, TSO-C169a



Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: Is there an Avidyne 540 for experimental aircraft?

Per Avidyne: "The IFDs are all certified, we do not have an experimental version. That being said, the IFD540 can be installed in experimental aircraft."

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