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Aspen PFDs get expanded approvalAspen PFDs get expanded approval

Aspen Avionics has added several more airplanes to its EFD1000 Primary Flight Display installation approval list. Newest additions to Aspen’s FAA-approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) include the Beechcraft Baron 58 series of light twins and parts of the Aerostar 600 and Twin Commander 500-series of multiengine piston airplanes.

The EFD1000 is a plug-in replacement for conventional pneumatic and electromechanical attitude and heading indicators.

Aspen is continuing to seek approval to add more makes and models of Class I and II airplanes (those under 6,000 pounds MGTOW) on a regular basis. The total number of approvals now stands at more than 650 airplanes. Plans are to add heavier, Class III airplanes (those with MGTOWs between 6,000 and 12,500 pounds) by the third quarter of 2009. Updates to the complete list of airplane makes and models covered by Aspen’s AML-STC, as well as other certifications and interface approvals, can be seen on the company’s Web site.

Aspen President and CEO John Uczekaj said, “Aspen is committed to bringing the breakthrough technology and affordability of its glass cockpit systems to the most aircraft possible, and looks forward to serving new categories and classes in 2009 and beyond.”

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