Aspen Avionics Announces EASA Approval for Airbus Helicopters

Albuquerque, NM, February 26, 2014: Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the innovative Evolution Flight Display System (EFD), announced today the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for installation of Aspen’s EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) into the Eurocopter 120B under EASA Supplemental Type Certificate 10048141.

The lightweight, compact form factor of Aspen’s helicopter PFD system is a perfect fit for the Eurocopter 120B platform. The EFD1000H PFD is a solid-state electronic flight instrument system which provides a modern alternative to mechanical attitude indicators, directional gyros and horizontal situation indicators. The EASA approval now provides a path for EC-120B operators to affordably upgrade their aging mechanical instruments with reliable glass panel technology.

“Aspen’s unique retrofit technology is ideal for the helicopter market,” says Mark Ferrari, Aspen’s Vice President of Sales and Customer Support. “The combination of superior digital ADAHRS reliability, affordable pricing, and robust features that increase situational awareness is what makes the Evolution Flight Display System such a compelling solution for Eurocopter operators.”

EFD1000H PFD features:

  • Airspeed, attitude, altitude, turn rate, slip/skid, magnetic direction and vertical speed
  • Available with either slaved directional gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) functionality 
  • DG and HSI pilot configurable for either 360 degree or 100 degree arc views 
  • Map of GPS flight plan may be under laid behind DG or HSI
  • HSI version provides full interface with navigation receivers
  • Solid-state air data computer and attitude reference system
  • Built-in 30 minute backup battery
  • Built-in emergency GPS sensor

The single EFD1000H PFD system retails for $14,995 USD. Customers should contact Motorflug Baden-Baden GmbH or their Aspen Avionics authorized dealer for additional installation and STC package costs.

Click here to learn more about Aspen’s helicopter display systems.

About Motorflug Baden-Baden GmbH
Motorflug Baden-Baden is a certified service facility for international manufacturers. We provide guaranteed, quality service for Agusta Westland, Bell Helicopter, and Airbus helicopter models and fixed wing aircraft e.g. from Piper, Diamond or Pilatus. With more than 55 years of experience in the aviation industry, we combine expert know-how with flexibility and to ensure a close relationship with our customers. The company can be found online at

About Aspen Avionics, Inc.

A new way to look at avionics.™

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. The company can be found online at, and may be reached at (505) 856-5034.