Sun, Jul 31, 2011
Let Aspen Avionics Guide You Through ANN's OSH2011 Special
Aspen Avionics has been working hard on a number of new product
features and integrations, as well as continually improving
existing functionality. This year will certainly bring more
innovative upgrades to our dynamic product line.
Aviation enthusiasts founded Aspen Avionics, based in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2004. The company specializes in
bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the
commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation
cockpits. Its products increase situational awareness and reduce
pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR
and IFR conditions. The company’s philosophy is that getting
the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending
a lot of money—on equipment or on installation.
Aspen’s flagship product line is the Evolution Flight
Display system, the most innovative—and
affordable—glass cockpit system ever for certified general
aviation aircraft and, most recently, for the rotorcraft market.
The Evolution system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their
primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit
technology all at once, or in stages. Easy and inexpensive software
upgrades add new features and capabilities, while future proofing
the system and protecting owners’ investments.
The steady stream of product enhancements and upgrades makes the
Aspen philosophy a reality. Aspen has seen many major milestones
since the Evolution Primary Flight Display (PFD) system was first
certified in March 2008. The Multi-function Flight Display (MFD)
was certified in September 2009. Aspen’s MFDs are built on
the same certified hardware and software platform as the
award-winning PFDs, and feature high resolution moving maps,
terrain awareness, and traffic displays, Stormscope® WX-500,
and a suite of the XM WX® aviation weather products (with
Aspen Avionics’ first helicopter installation took place
in October 2009, when a PFD and MFD was installed in an OH-58 (Bell
206) operated by the Dale County (Alabama) Sheriff’s
Led by industry veteran John Uczekaj, Aspen Avionics’ team
of top talent—with deep roots in aviation product development
and certification—will continue to grow the company’s
business through pioneering solutions for the general aviation
Did You Know? (Cool Facts About
- The Evolution Flight Display System is certified for
installation in more than 900 aircraft and Aspen has a customer
base of over 4000.
- Aspen offers the only fully redundant PFD solution on the
market with its Evolution 2000 or 2500 Package. A single button
push turns the MFD 1000 into a fully functional backup PFD.
- Future customers can view aircraft just like theirs at
Aspen’s online Customer Gallery. The Gallery features over
180 customer submissions with photos and unedited stories about the
Aspen experience. Visit the Customer Gallery at
- New features and functionality are easily delivered via
front-load SD card making it easy to keep the system up to date
with the latest improvements and upgrades.
- The Evolution Flight Display System allows aircraft owners to
upgrade to full-featured glass for a lot less than you think.
- Aspen’s world-class customer and dealer support makes the
company unique. Aspen is as excited about bringing new technology
to market as our customers are about using it. Exceptional customer
service and support makes the transition to glass easy.
- Aspen’s flexible installation options allow aircraft
owners to upgrade their panels all at once — or in stages.
Aspen’s full-featured glass panel displays are highly
compatible with the avionics already installed in most aircraft.
- As an optional expansion to the Evolution System —
Evolution Synthetic Vision — presents a real-time 3D rendered
view of terrain, traffic, and other hazards. Aspen's
140-pixels/inch display delivers crisp, clear, high-resolution
detail-the perfect platform for synthetic vision technology. This
upgrade will be delivered via an SD card software
- Aspen continues to collaborate with other industry leaders to
deliver upon our philosophy of openness and interoperability,
enabling new options for owners to update their aircraft with
advanced, best-of-breed avionics capabilities.
- The Evolution Flight Display System is available for
rotorcraft. The Bell 206 platform is certified and several
additional STC partnerships are underway that include: Robinson
R22/R44; AS350; Enstrom F28/280FX/480; Schweizer 269; Bell 407,
MD500, EC120 and EC130.
- The Pro Primary Flight Display features: airspeed and altitude
tapes, altitude alerter with separate approach minimums alerting,
built-in GPS steering (with compatible GPS navigators), full
electronic HSI, course deviation and more!
- Aspen’s optional Evolution Hazard Awareness (EHA) package
provides traffic and weather displays on both the PFD and MFD.
- All Aspen displays have built-in battery backup to provide 30
minutes of use in the unfortunate event of losing electrical
- Aspen protects owners’ investment in glass panel
technology by continually developing new features, functionality,
and integration capabilities.
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