Aspen Avionics Announces FAA Approval for Robinson R44 Series Helicopters

The FAA has approved the installation of Aspen’s H-series Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and Multi-function Flight Displays (MFDs) into the Robinson R44 and R44 II model helicopters.


Oshkosh, WI, July 24, 2012: Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the innovative Evolution Flight Display System, announced today the FAA approval for installation of Aspen’s H-series Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and Multi-function Flight Displays (MFDs) into the Robinson R44 and R44 II model helicopters.

Aspen’s H-series PFD and MFD systems are designed and manufactured to meet the rigors of helicopter operations. The PFD is a lightweight, compact, all solid-state digital replacement for legacy mechanical flight instruments. The MFD adds features like high resolution moving maps, relative terrain and obstacle awareness, and traffic displays.

“The Robinson platform will easily showcase Aspen’s reliable and versatile avionics solution,” says Aspen’s Vice President Sales and Customer Support Mark Ferrari. “The Robinson fills many roles and its missions will be that much easier and safer with Aspen’s solid-state digital flight display system. The compact package also fits neatly into the limited panel space.”

The single PFD Evolution 1000H system retails for $14,995, the multi-display Evolution 1500H retails for $22,490, and the Evolution 2000H retails for $26,990. Customers should contact their Aspen authorized dealer for additional installation and STC package costs.

Western Avionics has also submitted for EASA validation of the STC to make it available to European operators. Approval for the R22 model is also underway.

About Aspen Avionics, Inc.

Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability 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.

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 and rotorcraft platforms. Highly compatible with existing aircraft 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.

About Western Avionics

Western Avionics, a division of the AvMax Group of Companies, is Canada’s largest avionics and instruments support facility. Clearly one of the most modern and well-equipped facilities, Western offers a full complement of diversified avionics services, including the purchase and sale of new and used avionics, equipment, parts; equipment overhaul; retrofit and new aircraft installations; MRP (Mobile Repair Personnel) services, Engineering and specialized manufacturing. Western can be found online at: www.avmaxgroup.com

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