EA100 Digital Autopilot Interface Receives FAA and EASA Approvals for Century IIB, III and IV
EA100 now interfaces with all Century attitude-based autopilot systems
Albuquerque, NM, December 16, 2013: Aspen Avionics announced today its EA100 autopilot adapter is now capable of emulating the Century 52D66, 52D67, 52D166, and 52D167 attitude indicators. The EA100 is now compatible with all attitude-based Century IIB, III, and IV autopilots as well as the Piper Altimatic-branded autopilots. This new certification is in addition to the Century 21, 31, 41, 2000 and 4000 certification announced in October 2013.
“The EA100 provides superior digital attitude information and extends the life of legacy autopilot systems,” said Mark Ferrari, Vice President of Sales and Customer Support. “This integration will greatly increase the utility of the Aspen customer’s avionics investment far into the future.”
The EA100 provides a digital-to-analog data conversion between the Evolution 1000 and an aircraft’s attitude-based autopilot system. The adapter enables the Evolution Flight Display’s Attitude Heading and Reference System (AHRS) to provide accurate and reliable attitude information directly to the autopilot.
Additionally, the EA100 has the capability to immediately disengage the autopilot if an AHRS fault is detected. This feature provides unprecedented levels of safety improvement over legacy systems where an autopilot would continue to respond to attitude commands from the gyro – even if that gyro’s performance had become degraded or otherwise inoperative. Aspen Avionics is the only manufacturer to offer this type of unparalleled redundancy, safety and reliability for general aviation aircraft through its Evolution Flight Display system.
Aspen’s Evolution Flight Display System offers safety enhancements over traditional mechanical or competing autopilot control systems. In Evolution 2000 or 2500 systems, the EA100 can be installed to receive attitude input from either the EFD1000 Multi-function Display or the EFD1000 Pro Primary Flight Display. The redundant AHRS sensors in these multi-display configurations allow the pilot to independently monitor autopilot performance.
The EA100 is available through Aspen Avionics’ authorized dealer network and is priced at $2,495.
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