Avidyne to supply avionics for VoltAero’s Cassio 330
VoltAero has selected Avidyne to develop and supply avionics for the Cassio 330 including custom-made software for hybrid-electric operations.
The Cassio 330 will be equipped with a glass cockpit integrateng Avidyne’s quantum 14-inch displays in a dual configuration which provide brightness and synthetic vision system capabilities in 4K. The avionics are designed for the connected aircraft environment, according VoltAero.
Jean Botti, VoltAero’s CEO and chief technical officer, said: “In developing an all-new airplane family to set the standards for electric aircraft, our exclusive agreement with Avidyne ensures that Cassio’s avionics are just as advanced, innovative and capable for the future operators.”
To be assembled at Rochefort Charente-Maritime Airport in France’s Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the Cassio 330 is the first of three Cassio aircraft versions. Designed with a five-seat cabin, the Cassio 330 will be powered by a 330-kilowatt electric-hybrid propulsion system. The OEM unveiled its no.1 Cassio 330 prototype at last week’s Paris Air Show.
Florid-based Avidyne’s president Dan Schwinn said: “The Quantum open avionics platform has been specifically developed to meet the unique requirements of the next generation of hybrid aircraft, and is well aligned to support the Cassio 300’s advanced hybrid electric systems and aircraft missions.”