Aspen Avionics Expands Approved Model List STC for Evolution Flight Display
Aspen Avionics has added over 200 more airplanes to its FAA Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EFD1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD). The expanded AML builds on the original AML certification granted to the company in March 2008, and authorizes installation of Aspen’s Evolution PFD into more than 600 airplane makes and models, covering the vast majority of Class I and Class II airplanes flying today. The AML-STC enables avionics dealers to install the EFD1000 PFD without having to seek separate FAA field approvals for each installation.
The additional makes and models include airplanes with maximum indicated airspeeds up to 264 knots, conventional gear airplanes (taildraggers) and seaplanes, making the Evolution Flight Display’s AML-STC one of the broadest in the industry.
“Today’s expansion of our AML is deeply gratifying,” said Aspen President and CEO, John Uczekaj, “and makes it even easier for more customers to install the Evolution PFD.”
Aspen Avionics also announced approval of the EFD1000 PFD’s ability to interface with Century and Cessna ARC autopilots, adding those popular autopilot systems to its existing approvals for Bendix/King and S-TEC autopilots.
“Demand for the Evolution Flight Display has been strong in all markets,” said Doug Cayne, VP of Marketing for Aspen, “and the expanded AML and additional autopilot interfaces will make it available to even more airplane owners.” Cayne continued, “Aspen will keep adding aircraft to its AML on a regular basis, and expects to begin adding Class III airplanes by the end of 2008.” Class III airplanes are those with maximum gross weights in excess of 6,000 pounds.
Updates to the complete list of airplane makes and models covered by Aspen’s AML-STC, as well as other certifications and interface approvals, are available at www.aspenavionics.com/approvals.
About Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits—and budgets. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even 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. The company can be found on the web at www.aspenavionics.com, or may be reached at (505) 856-5034. Print-ready images of the Evolution Flight Display are available at www.aspenavionics.com/pressdownloads.