OSHKOSH — Aspen Avionics revealed at this year’s AirVenture that certification is imminent for its latest software upgrade that includes several additional ADS-B display features on its Evolution 500/1000 multi- function display (MFD).
The latest software upgrade includes textual METARS information to be displayed on the MFD, which provides an intuitive display of subscription-free weather data in an easy-to-read format.
The expanded ADS-B display capability includes the following information on its Evolution MFD:
- Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRS)
- Airman’s meteorological information (AIRMETS)
- Significant meteorological information (SIGMETS)
- Convective SIGMETS
- Winds Aloft
- Temps Aloft
- Terminal aerodrome forecast (TAF)
All Aspen and Aspen-compatible ADS-B products are capable of displaying the additional flight information on the MFD.
To date, Aspen has partnered with L-3 Avionics Products, FreeFlight Systems and Garmin to ensure customers with Aspen cockpits have a choice in selecting how to become compliant without having to upgrade their entire panel and receive the most comprehensive data available.
During the month of July, Aspen is offering $1,000 off list pricing of its Pro Primary Flight Display with the purchase of any certified Aspen, or Aspen-compatible ADS-B solution regardless of manufacturer.