Aspen Avionics Receives European Certification of Evolution Flight Display
Paves Way for Installation of EFD1000 PFDs in European Aircraft
Albuquerque, NM, January 22, 2009: Aspen Avionics, maker of the Evolution Flight Display System, announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) authorizations for the EFD1000 Primary Flight Displays. This approval paves the way both for installation of the EFD1000 PFDs in European aircraft (subject to aircraft-specific installation approvals), and for expansion of Aspen’s European dealer network.
These ETSOs enable EASA-certified Design Organisations to pursue aircraft-specific approvals for installing the Evolution system in aircraft registered in Europe. Aspen continues to work with EASA towards broader Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certifications (AML-STC) for European aircraft. Aspen will also work with and support European Design Organisations pursuing individual model STCs, aiming to achieve the broadest possible list of approvals for the Evolution Flight Display system.
“European aircraft owners have been anxiously waiting for approval to install the Evolution system in their airplanes. EASA’s timely issuance of this ETSO is a big step closer to that goal,” said Doug Cayne, VP of Marketing at Aspen Avionics. “The European market is critically important to Aspen,” Cayne continued, “and this ETSO and expected further EASA approvals will enable Aspen to accelerate expansion of its European dealer network and OEM partners.”
Aspen Avionics sells and supports its products through a network of more than 400 Authorized Dealers on five continents, in over 20 countries, including 10 EASA member nations. In 2009, the company plans to expand its non-US dealer network substantially, with a special emphasis on the important European market.
The most up-to-date list of certifications, installation approvals and interfaces for Aspen products is 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/imagedownloads.