Aspen Avionics Announces Availability of Evolution Pilot H for Helicopters
New Aspen glass panel offers VFR helicopter operators a rugged, affordable retrofit EFIS solution
Albuquerque, NM, September 11, 2012: Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the innovative Evolution Flight Display system and creator of Connected Panel™ technology, announced today the availability of the new EFD1000H Pilot Primary Flight Display (PFD) for helicopters. The Pilot H PFD is the latest in Aspen’s H-series flight display system product line designed and manufactured to meet the rigors of helicopter operations.
The Pilot H PFD is a lightweight, compact, all solid-state digital replacement for legacy mechanical flight instruments and is built upon robust Attitude and Heading Reference Sensor (AHRS) technology – like the rest of the Evolution Flight Display product line. The Pilot H features easy to read airspeed and altitude tapes, an integral altitude alerter, a slaved directional gyro with heading bug, base map view with flight plan overlay, display of real-time winds aloft, outside air temperature, true airspeed and ground speed, built-in backup battery, and emergency GPS functionality.
“We are excited to expand the Evolution helicopter product line by offering the new Pilot H PFD. This system is geared toward helicopter operators that fly VFR-based missions,” says Aspen Vice President of Sales and Customer Support Mark Ferrari. “The Pilot H allows us to lower the price for entry into a glass panel solution byeliminating some non-essential features like autopilot integration and electronic HSI that our VFR customers simply don’t need.”
The Pilot H PFD system retails for $11,995 and will initially be available through Aspen’s existing helicopter STC partners to include Western Avionics of Canada and Helicopter Services of Nevada.
Ferrari adds, “Glass panel technology offers enhancements to flight safety and situational awareness benefits that have yet to be fully realized in the helicopter market. Aspen offers a variety of solutions that can be tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets.”
Customers should contact their Aspen authorized dealer for additional availability and installation cost information.
About Aspen Avionics
Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation and helicopter cockpits—and budgets. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. The way we look at it, getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or installation. At Aspen Avionics, we design products to be affordable, easy to install, and easy to own.
About the Evolution Flight Display System
The Aspen Evolution Flight Display System is an affordable, expandable and upgradeable PFD, MFD and hazard sensor cockpit solution for general aviation
aircraft. Highly compatible with existing aircraft avionics, the flexible Evolution Flight Display System lets aircraft owners install all Evolution Flight Displays and options at once, or separately, as their needs and budgets permit.
High Resolution images of the Evolution Flight Displays are available at www.aspenavionics.com/news/media-resources/