Aspen’s VFR Primary Flight Display Receives Certification
Combines situational awareness and safety into a single, flat panel display that is upgradeable to a full-featured Evolution Pro PFD
Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display system, today announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for its Evolution VFR PFD. It is the industry’s first glass panel display designed specifically for pilots flying in the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) environment. Deliveries begin this month.
Aspen’s market research concluded VFR pilots and non-current IFR pilots represent over 50 percent of the flying population. “From the very beginning, Aspen has been committed to developing general aviation solutions that are innovative, safe, affordable, and contribute to the future growth of the pilot community. This is a segment of the flying public that has been underserved with an affordable glass panel solution,” said John Uczekaj, Aspen president and CEO.
Priced at $4,995, the VFR PFD will meet the needs of the VFR pilot as well as meet their future IFR rating* goals through a simple software upgrade. Additionally, Aspen’s unique hardware form factor and open software architecture greatly reduce the overall installation costs over other systems.
The upgrade, priced at $4,690, enables the VFR PFD to function as a Pro PFD and supports the following functions:
• Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI)
• RMI bearing pointers
• Lateral and vertical deviation indicators (ILS, localizer, VOR, GPS, vertical guidance)
• Decision Height (with compatible radar altimeters)
• Radio altimeter (with compatible radar altimeters)
• Flight director (with Aircraft Control Unit (ACU)
• XM weather
• Traffic (TAS)
• Lightning (Stormscope)
• Synthetic Vision (must first be upgraded to EFD1000 Pro)
• ADS-B capability
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* The VFR PFD is IFR capable with limitations
About Aspen Avionics, Inc.
A new way to look at avionics.™
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 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 online at www.aspenavionics.com, and may be reached at (505) 856-5034.