Aspen Avionics Announces Additional ETSO Approval of Evolution System
Entire Evolution product line now available to European market
Lakeland, FL, March 27, 2012: Aspen Avionics announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has expanded the European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) authorization for Aspen’s Evolution Flight Display to include additional system components previously approved by the FAA. This EASA approval expands the ETSO authorization to include the latest Evolution Software version 2.4.1 (and Level B software version 2.3.2), the second generation ACU2 hardware, the Evolution Backup Display, the EA100 Autopilot Adapter, and Evolution Synthetic Vision.
“This latest EASA approval opens up the entire Evolution product line to the European market,” says Brad Hayden, Aspen’s Vice President of Marketing. “Aspen’s European customer base continues to grow and these approvals are critical to supporting the expansion of our cockpit solutions to these markets.”
The current Evolution Software Version 2.4.1 offers European customers improvements to the standard MFD nav and terrain map, as well as allowing the activation of Aspen’s world wide Evolution Synthetic Vision. Additionally, this ETSO authorization approves new variants of the Analog Converter Unit (ACU2) that support ARINC 407 synchro heading output, the interface for dual Bendix/King KR87 ADF, an external OAT probe, a radar altimeter interface, and provisions for future support of dual DME receivers.
The Evolution Backup Display is also available for third party European STC development. The Evolution Backup Display is designed to replace legacy mechanical backup instruments in OEM and retrofit glass panel installations, and is built from the same robust, feature-rich platform as the Evolution Flight Display. Hayden adds, “Aspen will continue pursuing approvals that make the flexible and affordable Evolution Flight Display system available to a wider audience.”
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.
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.