Aspen Avionics flight display to light up GA panels

April 2, 2008

Aspen Avionics flight display to light up GA panels

By AOPA ePublishing staff

Aspen Avionics President and CEO John Uczekaj gives AOPA President Phil Boyer a certified Aspen Evolution EFD1000 unit.

AOPA’s 2008 sweepstakes airplane is the first to receive a new Aspen Avionics glass-panel flight display.

The FAA recently approved the paperwork for the Evolution Flight Display 1000 system to be installed in nearly 400 aircraft models.

Visiting Aspen Avionics last week, AOPA President Phil Boyer was presented with one of the company’s first units. The EFD1000 is an aftermarket primary flight display (PFD), designed to replace the mechanical “six pack” instruments in a wide variety of general aviation airplanes. The company says it designed the system to be easy to install and upgrade.

The 2008 AOPA Sweepstakes Archer panel with the newly certified EDF1000 installed. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Announced at Oshkosh, Wis., last July, the company’s PFD is being sold in two versions—Pilot and Pro. The Pilot version is an attitude and heading reference system that replaces attitude indicators and directional gyros and sells for $5,995. The Pro integrates with legacy autopilots and most GPS systems, has an HSI and GPS steering, and sells for $9,995.

The EFD1000 is the centerpiece of the glass panel in this year’s AOPA Get Your Glass Sweepstakes Piper Archer. Take an exclusive first look at the display in the April issue of AOPA Pilot.

April 2, 2008