Aspen Avionics Announces First Helicopter Installation

Aspen Avionics announces that the Dale County Sheriff’s Office located in Ozark, Alabama, is the first installation of an EFD1000H Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) and an EFD1000H Multi-Function Display (MFD) into an operational helicopter.


Albuquerque, NM, October 27, 2009: Aspen Avionics, Inc., maker of the award-winning Evolution Flight Display System, announced today that the Dale County Sheriff’s Office located in Ozark, Alabama, is the first installation of an EFD1000H Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) and an EFD1000H Multi-Function Display (MFD) into an operational helicopter. The Bell OH-58 helicopter, a military version of the Bell 206, is used by the department in regular airborne law enforcement activities.

“Aspen’s entry into the rotary wing market has been eagerly anticipated by a large number of local-government operators,” said John Uczekaj, President and CEO of Aspen Avionics. “We’re pleased that our first OH-58 installation is in an aircraft that provides critical services to Dale County, while also increasing the safety of the helicopter’s crew.”

“Aspen Avionics has by far surpassed any expectations I had for pilot situational awareness in the cockpit,” said Tim McDonald, Chief Deputy and Chief Pilot for Dale County Sheriff’s Office. “The Aspen provides the most concise, compact, and easily readable system that I’ve come across. The system was very easy to install – very little if any modification was required for our instrument panel.”

The EFD1000H Pro PFD and EFD1000H MFD are products within the Aspen Evolution Flight Display System, an affordable, expandable and upgradable PFD, MFD and hazard sensor cockpit solution for General Aviation (GA) aircraft. The highly flexible Evolution Flight Display System lets aircraft owners install all three Evolution Flight Displays and options at once, or separately, as their needs and budgets permit.

The Dale County Sheriff’s Office OH-58 installation can be seen on the Aspen Avionics customer gallery at www.aspenavionics.com/.php/customergallery/n268dc/.

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.

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