Aspen Avionics has received FAA STC approval for installation of the Avidyne DFC90 Digital Autopilot into Cessna 182s when interfaced with Aspen’s Evolution 1000 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD).
The approval includes 16 models of the Cessna 182 Skylane series, all of which are included on Aspen’s Approved Model List. The Evolution Integration Kit for the DFC90 kit, similar to other Aspen upgrades, is a software upgrade to the Evolution Pro PFD. The kit is priced at $1,995 and can be purchased via any Aspen authorized dealer.
The Evolution Integration Kit for the DFC90 enables the PFD to provide precision attitude inputs to the autopilot from its Air Data and Attitude Heading Reference Sensor (ADAHRS) as well as display mode annunciations and alerts right on the PFD, according to company officials.. Additional capabilities include allowing pilots to perform Heading Select, Altitude Preselect, and Vertical Speed Select inputs to the DFC90 directly from the Evolution Pro PFD.
The DFC90 autopilot starts at $9,995 plus installation for single-engine piston aircraft, with STEC55X or STEC30 series autopilot servos already installed.
Aspen Evolution Pro PFDs are priced starting at $10,180 plus installation. The Evolution Integration Kit for the DFC90 is priced at $1,995, labor not included, and requires Evolution Software version 2.6 or later.
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