RoadRunner electronic flight instrument provides an easy and cost-effective path to upgrade for helicopters and airplanes


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, May 31, 2019 – Astronautics Corporation of America has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its AFI4700 RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI), available for retrofit on helicopters and airplanes.  FAA Supplemental Type Certificate approval is expected and product shipments will begin immediately thereafter.

“Receiving TSOA approval is a big step in bringing RoadRunner to the rotary and fixed-wing markets,” said Chad Cundiff, Astronautics president.  “RoadRunner offers operators an easy and affordable upgrade to modern electronic flight instruments on their aircraft with enhanced safety features.”

The RoadRunner EFI is an easy and cost-effective drop-in primary flight display replacement for older EFIS or electromechanical instruments and is the fastest way to upgrade from existing attitude director and horizontal situational indicator functionality to modern electronic flight instruments supporting enhanced safety features and improved reliability.  The new RoadRunner EFI also provides easy integration with modern navigation equipment, enabling capabilities like localizer performance with vertical guidance approaches.

The EFI provides operators readability in all lighting conditions, reduced operating and maintenance costs, and minimal downtime for installation.  The EFI is easily upgradeable with new software functionality tailored to meet customer needs and mission requirements.

Astronautics has established an authorized dealer network to expand market coverage and support its new RoadRunner EFI and other display products.

For customer inquiries or more information, contact To see the Astronautics’ RoadRunner EFI and to learn more about its capabilities, visit Astronautics during the Paris Air Show in Hall 3, Stand A40.


About Astronautics Corporation of America

Astronautics Corporation of America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight and engine displays, connected aircraft and cyber solutions, electronic flight bags, and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include avionics system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing trusted, reliable, and tailored engineering solutions to help clients achieve mission success.  Astronautics is the parent company of Kearfott Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey.