Newly certified, and now available, is the EA100 Adapter from Aspen Avionics, Inc, which provides a digital-to-analog data conversion between the EFD1000 and an aircraft’s attitude-based autopilot system.
The adapter enables the Evolution Flight Display’s AHRS to provide accurate and reliable attitude information directly to the autopilot, according to Aspen officials, who note customers now have the option to remove aging legacy attitude mechanical gyros when they install Evolution Flight Display Systems.
In Evolution 2000 or Evolution 2500 Package systems, the EA100 can be installed to receive attitude input from either the EFD1000 Multi-function Flight Display or the EFD1000 Pro Primary Flight Display. The redundant AHRS sensors in these multi-display configurations allow the pilot to independently monitor autopilot performance.
The EA100 has the added capability to immediately disengage the autopilot if an AHRS fault is detected. This represents a safety improvement over legacy designs where an autopilot would continue to respond to attitude commands from the gyro, even if that gyro’s performance had become degraded or otherwise inoperative.
The first version of the EA100 will allow the replacement of the Bendix/King KI-256 attitude indicator and will support the KAP 100/200 series, the KFC 200 series, and other Bendix/King autopilots that require input from that model of gyro. Future versions of the EA100 Adapter will support additional Bendix/King, Collins, Cessna/ARC and Sperry autopilot systems.
The EA100 Adapter is priced at $2,495.
For more information: AspenAvionics.com