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It’s the best deal in town. Any town. Learn more about making avionics upgrades less painful. 

How would you like to upgrade to glass cockpit avionics while saving weight, gaining engine power, avoiding panel surgery, and all the while being sure your new investment won’t depreciate?

No need to pinch yourself, you’re not dreaming.

It’s simply the Aspen Advantage.

With most modern glass avionics, like a car you drive it out of the dealer’s lot, the value goes down the day you write the check. But not so of Aspen, says Scott Smith, Aspen’s Director of Sales, “If you had Serial Number 1 from fifteen years ago, and now your mission has changed and you need more capability, we’ll give you a generous trade-in allowance for your original gear.”

Don’t you wish the same were true for your home computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphone?

It’s so crazy that it bears repeating: For Aspen customers – old and new – your investment retains the bulk of its value, making future upgrades for new technology or changing mission profiles less painful.

Aspen’s Evolution product lineup – so named as pilot’s needs evolve, and the product range allows aircraft owners to upgrade their legacy flight instruments to glass technology all at once, or in evolutionary stages – ranges from $5,995 for the plug-in-the-existing-holes Evolution E5, up to $20,995 for the fully tricked-out three-screen, primary plus dual-multifunction display Evolution 2500 Max.

Of course, as pilots have come to expect, the entire Evolution lineup features large screens with vibrant colors, rapid refresh rates, photo-quality moving maps, and a range of sophisticated options to meet any mission, including – depending on the model – built-in back batteries and emergency GPS sources, direct sunlight-readable screens, real-time winds aloft displays, synthetic vision displays with angle of attack, and audio callouts for total situational awareness. And what’s more, Aspen systems interface seamlessly with gear from other manufactures in your cockpit, so there’s no need to worry about replacing your autopilot, for instance.

Smith, while admitting he might be biased, says, “Nobody does approaches better than Aspen. The layout of flight data on the display reduces the pilot’s scan from the final approach fix to touch down, by having all the info you need in the field of view  – including the approach plate and wind data – instead of looking all over the place.”

In a typical installation, with the old legacy gauges gone, along with the vacuum pump and all its accessories, your plane is, on average, fifteen pounds lighter. And the reduced load on the engine increases horsepower. Oh, and speaking of installation, all Evolution systems feature modular components that slide right into the existing 3-inch instrument holes in your panel for quick installation, or can be flush mounted for the ultimate in style. This modular approach allows you to choose between one, two, or three display configurations for the ultimate in flexibility and upgradability.

And speaking of upgrades, simple, inexpensive software upgrades future-proof your Evolution system, keeping it on the cutting edge with emerging features and capabilities with no need to replace the hardware. Plus, from the first Aspen system to the latest, all Aspen systems are certified, never experimental.

More power, less weight, and cool new depreciation-proof glass? What are you waiting for? Isn’t it time you joined the thousands of pilots who fly behind certified Aspen Avionics?

Topics: Single-Engine Piston, Multiengine Piston, Aircraft Systems

Aspen Avionics

Based in Alburquerque, New Mexico, Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced display and sensor technology from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpit—and budgets. Aspen is also responsible for introducing the industry's first wireless technology that enables transmission of flight plans from an iPad to certified avionics with its patented Connect Panel™. At Aspen Avionics, we design products to be affordable, easy to install, and easy to own. The company can be found online at www.aspenavionics.com and may be reached at (505) 856-5034.