Aspen Avionics celebrated its second visit to the Sun n Fun fly-in by providing information on new product improvements and announcing new funding that gives the company the stability to move forward, according to company CEO and president John Uczekaj.
Uczedaj cited modularity, low cost and high value as reasons for having sold over 1500 primary flight display units in 12 countries within the 12 months since last years certification of the Evolution flight display system at Sun n Fun.
Were expecting the FAA to approve the TSO for our MFD (multifunction display) in the second quarter of 2009, he added.
Improvements to the PFD include a flush-mount kit, analog conversion unit and solid-state autopilot attitude reference sources.
Aspen is also responding to customer requests by developing the flush-mount kit ($390) for the company’s Evolution EFD, which is expected to be available in June 2009.The first in a series of Analog Converter Units (ACUs), which enable Aspen EFDs to integrate with legacy analog systems, will be available at the end of 2009 for less than $2000. The first iteration will add analog XYZ heading synch outputs from legacy traffic, weather and other systems that require analog heading inputs.
Aspens multi-tube, dual-AHRS EFD 1000 system is being developed to fill two functions: to present backup attitude information in the same display format as the PFD and to replace the increasingly expensive and troublesome mechanical gyros with solid-state units. The first version is designed to replace the Bendix/King KI-256 attitude indicator, and its expected to be available in the first quarter of 2010 at a list price of less than $5000.
Uczekaj said Aspen successfully concluded the company’s third capital-raising venture in March. Were very healthy financially, he said.
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