July 14, 2010
By Dave Hirschman
Aspen Avionics has received FAA approval to install a version of its popular EFD1000 PFDs in aircraft weighing up to 12,500—a significant addition to its market.
Most King Airs, 400 series Cessna twins, and Piper Navajo and Cheyenne models are among the FAA Part 23 Class III aircraft now cleared to fly with the small, lightweight, and robust Aspen PFD. More than 900 kinds of fixed-wing aircraft are now approved for the Aspen PFD.
“Many of the Class III aircraft are used in revenue-generating activities such as air freight, corporate travel and air charter. They require feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective avionics packages that can be installed with minimal downtime. The Aspen Evolution Flight Display System is designed to meet these specific requirements,” said Aspen’s President and CEO, John Uczekaj. “A key benefit that the Aspen system offers is freedom from the recurring costs of overhauling aging mechanical gyros, reducing overall operating expenses.”
The EFD1000C3 Pro PFD for Class III aircraft has a list price of $12,995, but the units have been discounted to $10,995 until Oct. 31.
AOPA staff members updated attendees of the Montana Aviation Conference Feb. 27 through March 1 on the association's involvement in issues that affect pilots.
Pilots from Maine and New England turned out in numbers for the annual Maine Aviation Forum hosted by EAA Chapter 1434.
A bill to move aircraft tax revenues to the state aviation fund needs member support to get through the Washington State House.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.