Aspen Avionics, Inc. is set to release two new products, the EFD1000C3 Pro PFD for Class III aircraft, and the EA100 Autopilot Attitude Interface, by July. An Engine Monitoring upgrade for the Aspen MFDs and the Evolution Backup Display product is expected to ship by the end of 2010.
“Aspen more than doubled its product line in 2009, and will continue to bring innovative and affordable avionics solutions to the GA retrofit avionics market in 2010 and beyond,” said John Uczekaj, president and CEO. “This year we have already launched our helicopter display line. During the remainder of 2010 we will introduce enhancements to our existing displays, as well as entirely new products that will take Aspen into different and emerging markets.”
The Evolution 1000C3 Pro PFD is based on level B software and can be combined with Aspen’s Evolution 1000 MFD and 500 MFD for a glass cockpit solution for heavier aircraft, company officials explained. The 1000C3 Pro PFD has a list price of $12,995.
The EA100 Autopilot Attitude Interface provides digital-to-analog data conversion between the Evolution 1000 Pro PFD and an aircraft’s attitude-based autopilot system. By enabling the PFD’s AHRS to provide accurate and reliable attitude information directly to the autopilot, aircraft owners may now have the option to remove aging legacy attitude mechanical gyros when they install Evolution Flight Display Systems.
The first version of the EA100 will allow the replacement of the popular Bendix/King KI-256 attitude indicator and will support the KAP 100/200 series and the KFC 200 series autopilots that require inputs from that model of gyro. Future versions will support additional Bendix/King, Collins, Cessna/ARC and Sperry autopilot systems. The first version of the EA100 will have a list price of $2,495.
Available in the fourth quarter, the Evolution Engine Monitoring feature will display critical engine data on Evolution 1000 series and 500 series MFDs. This feature will be offered as an upgrade to the Evolution MFDs.
The Evolution Engine Monitoring feature will work with any engine monitoring system that provides RS232 display outputs. Various engine data management systems will be tested for compatibility with the Evolution displays throughout product development and specifications released as they are certified. The Evolution Engine Monitoring upgrade will list for $495.
For more information: AspenAvionics.com.