Aspen and Avidyne Demonstrate DFC90 Autopilot Integration at Sun ‘n Fun
Multiple platforms show versatility of all digital cockpit solution
Lakeland, FL, March 27, 2012: Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the innovative Evolution Flight Display, and Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck solutions, announced today that certification is imminent for the interface between the Avidyne DFC90 Digital Autopilot and the Aspen Evolution Pro Primary Flight Display, and is expected in the next ninety days.
Initial certifications will be in Avidyne’s Cessna 182 and in Aspen’s Cirrus SR22, with additional plans to seek installation approval on the Beech Bonanza in second quarter of 2012. The companies will also leverage Aspen’s AML-STC of over 900 makes and models to certify the installation on a wider variety of platforms.
“The DFC90 offers significant performance and safety benefits including full-time envelope protection and straight and level capability,” says Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer. Herguth adds, “Coupled with the Aspen PFD, this all-digital autopilot and display solution is a very compelling retrofit avionics solution.”
“The co-development with Avidyne makes for a very tightly integrated solution that pilots will find intuitive and easy to use,” says Aspen President and CEO John Uczekaj. He adds, “Aspen’s all solid-state AHRS provides the DFC90 with a robust, reliable attitude source, and combined with all the features and benefits of Aspen’s glass panel technology, flying becomes so much easier and safer, especially for single pilot IFR operators.”
The software unlock for integrating the DFC90 with the Evolution Pro PFD is priced at $1,995.
About Avidyne Corporation
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of panel-mounted avionics including their new IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, AMX240 audio panel, AXP340 Mode S Transponder, and DFC90 digital flight control systems. Avidyne’s product line also includes the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck with DFC100 digital flight control system, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function displays, the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems with ADS-B, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.
About Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation 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.