Aspen Avionics reports that FAA certification has been received for its latest software upgrade, which includes several additional ADS-B display features on its Evolution 500/1000 multi-function display (MFD).
The latest software upgrade includes textual METARS information displayed on the MFD, which provides an intuitive display of subscription-free weather data in an easy-to-read format, company officials noted.
The expanded ADS-B IN 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, according to company officials.