Albuquerque, NM, March 28, 2008: Aspen Avionics today received from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) its Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EFD1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD). This certification, combined with the TSO (Technical Standard Order) certification granted to the company two weeks ago, authorizes installation of Aspen’s Evolution PFD in almost 400 airplane makes and models.
Coming before the end of March 2008, this AML-STC enables Aspen Avionics to start shipping, and its dealers to start installing, Evolution Flight Display systems by March 31st, fulfilling the company’s promise to its customers.
Today’s AML encompasses nearly 400 individual aircraft models representing the majority of single-engine airplanes in the general aviation fleet, and all of its most popular models. Aspen is continuing to work with the FAA to expand this initial AML to add most remaining Class I and Class II airplanes (those under 6,000 pounds) over the next few months.
“The Evolution PFD is the first practical and affordable way to bring state-of-the-art glass cockpit benefits to the bulk of the general aviation fleet,” said John Uczekaj, Aspen Avionics’ President and CEO. “As we continue to expand the number, classes and types of aircraft covered by our AML,” he continued, “soon anyone who wants to move up to a glass cockpit will be able to do so.”
With TSO and AML-STC certifications and production authorization in hand, Aspen and its more than 300 authorized avionics dealers are ready to begin installing the EFD1000 PFD system in customer airplanes. Demand for the product has been exceptionally strong since its introduction in Oshkosh last summer, and many have eagerly anticipated this day when they can now install the Evolution system in their airplanes.
The complete Approved Model List and STC are available now at www.aspenavionics.com/approvals and new models will be added regularly over the next few months.
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, or may be reached at (505) 856-5034.