Albuquerque, NM, February 16, 2010: Aspen Avionics, Inc., manufacturer of the award-winning Evolution Flight Display System, announces the approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of the Aspen EFD1000H into the Bell 206 and Bell 407 model helicopters. This STC was developed in partnership with Keystone Helicopters.
The EFD1000H is the latest addition to the Evolution Flight Display System. Designed and manufactured to meet the rigors of helicopter operations, Aspen’s EFD1000H enables rotorcraft operators to replace their legacy mechanical flight instruments with state-of-the-art electronic displays with little to no modification of the existing panel.
“This certification project has been many months in the making and we are looking forward to offering the Evolution glass panel system to Bell owners and operators,” says Anson Gray, Aspen’s Helicopter Sales Manager. “The EFD1000H’s lightweight, compact form and specially designed vibration-isolating kit will be a huge plus for helicopter operators looking for a glass cockpit upgrade,” he adds.
“Aspen Avionics brings to rotary operators the same great benefits of upgradability, compatibility, and customization that has made the Evolution System so popular with fixed-wing owners,” said John Uczekaj, President and CEO Aspen Avionics. He adds, “Of particular benefit to those operators working in high pressure environments such as law enforcement and medical transportation, the Aspen Evolution System provides phenomenal situational awareness that enhances safety and reduces pilot workload.”
Aspen Avionics will be demonstrating the new EFD1000H at Heli Expo February 21 through 23 in Houston, TX. Aspen will be located in booth #2304. The EFD1000H PFD is the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market. Aspen units are available only through Aspen Avionics Authorized Dealers. A complete list of dealers and detailed product information can be found at www.aspenavionics.com/index.php/where-to-buy/.
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 even 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. The company can be found on the web at www.aspenavionics.com, and may be reached at (505) 856-5034.
About the Evolution Flight Display System
The Aspen Evolution Flight Display System is an affordable, expandable and upgradeable PFD, MFD and hazard sensor cockpit solution for general aviation aircraft. Highly compatible with existing avionics, the flexible Evolution Flight Display System lets aircraft owners install all Evolution Flight Displays and options at once, or separately, as their needs and budgets permit.
All new Aspen EFD1000 PFD purchasers will have the opportunity to use Aspen’s Evolution Synthetic Vision (ESV) for free during their first 10-inflight PFD hours.
They are working to develop an interface between the Aspen Evolution displays and the Avidyne DFC90 Digital Autopilot.