Garmin 400 500 series to work with Aspen Connected Panel

Aspen Avionics said at AOPA Aviation Summit that its Connected Panel concept will work with Garmin 400/500 series GPS units. With the addition of Aspen’s Connected Panel box and a partner iPad application, the user will be able to wirelessly send flight plans to the Garmin units. This means a pilot could plan a flight on the iPad at home and simply hit a button to make it appear in their Garmin 430 or 530. Connected Panel is expected to launch by the end of the year.