Aspen Avionics, Inc., manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display System, and Seattle Avionics Software, which develops aviation software and data solutions, have created a partnership to develop a certified chart application for Aspen’s Evolution Flight Display System. The new chart and geo-referenced airport diagram capabilities will be a standard feature in Aspen’s Multi-Function Display (MFD) products, and available via upgrade for Evolution displays already installed in customers’ airplanes.
The chart application includes the full AeroNav (formerly NACO) library of U.S. Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) charts, Departure Procedure (DP) charts, Standard Terminal Arrival (STAR) charts, and geo-referenced airport diagrams. Users can zoom and pan with an easy-to-use interface. Geo-referenced airport diagrams display aircraft position, increasing situational awareness while maneuvering on the ground.
Charts and geo-referenced airport diagrams will come standard on Aspen Evolution MFDs as part of the planned April release. This upgrade will be available, free of charge from Aspen, to current Evolution MFD customers. One-time and annual subscription updates will be available through Seattle Avionics Software. Availability of charts for outside the United States is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010.