Albuquerque, NM, June 1, 2011: Aspen Avionics announced today the approval of two additional EASA STCs for the Evolution Primary Flight Display (PFD) system. Avionik Straubing of Germany has developed an STC for the Beechcraft Bonanza 33, 35, and 36 series aircraft and RUAG Schweiz A.G. of Switzerland has developed an STC for the Pilatus PC-6 series aircraft.
These are the first two EASA STCs incorporating the most current Evolution Software Version 2.x, which received ETSO authorization in April of this year. The 2.x Software provides many refinements to the PFD system over the previous Software Version 1.1. The expanded ETSO authorization received in April also includes Evolution Multi-function Flight Display systems, the EA100 Autopilot Adapter and certain flight display system variants specifically for helicopters and Part 23, Class III aircraft (those over 6,000 pounds or 2,720 kilos).
“Owning and operating aircraft in Europe is an expensive proposition and so we feel good about providing customers with a more affordable and feature-rich retrofit glass cockpit option that gives pilots more utility out of their aircraft,” says Mark Ferrari, Aspen’s Vice President of Sales and Customer Support. “The Aspen system gives pilots the tools to have better situational awareness and reduced pilot workload in the busy European airspace.”
Aspen’s European STC partner program continues to expand and installation approvals for many aircraft makes and models are currently being developed. A list of EASA STCs and the respective holders may be viewed or downloaded from the Aspen web site www.aspenavionics.com/index.php/products/evolution/approvals.
Customers are encouraged to speak with an Aspen Authorized Dealer to discuss the options available on their airframe. A full list of Aspen’s European authorized dealers can be found at: www.aspenavionics.com/index.php/where-to-buy/international.
About Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits—and budgets. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. The way we look at it, getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or installation. At Aspen Avionics, we design products to be affordable, easy to install, and easy to own.