Aspen backup display synthetic vision available in Q2
Aspen Avionics expects to begin offering GPS-derived synthetic vision and an FAA-certified backup display in the second quarter of this year, company officials said.
Synthetic vision shows realistic geographic features such as mountains, valleys, and airports, and improves pilot situational awareness. The Evolution backup display shows attitude, airspeed, altitude, heading, vertical speed, GPS navigation, and an HSI, and it contains its own battery power.
The backup instrument uses the same hardware as Aspen primary and multifunction displays, but the backup is mounted horizontally instead of vertically.