5-Apr-2010 Source: Aspen Avionics
Aspen Avionics, Inc., manufacturer of the innovative Evolution Flight Display System, and Seattle Avionics Software, developer of cutting-edge aviation software and data solutions, announce their partnership to develop a certified chart application for Aspenâ€™s Evolution Flight Display System. The new chart and geo-referenced airport diagram capabilities will be a standard feature in Aspenâ€™s Multi-Function Display (MFD) products, and available via upgrade for Evolution displays already installed in customersâ€™ airplanes.
The much-anticipated chart application includes the full AeroNav (formerly NACO) library of U.S. Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) charts, Departure Procedure (DP) charts, Standard Terminal Arrival (STAR) charts, and geo-referenced airport diagrams. Users can zoom and pan with an easy-to-use interface. Geo-referenced airport diagrams display aircraft position, increasing situational awareness while maneuvering on the ground.
Aspenâ€™s exceptionally crisp, clear display technology coupled with Seattle Avionicsâ€™ advanced software provides users with an intuitive and safety-enhancing tool that will make flying with the Aspen Evolution an even better experience.
â€œWe are pleased to be working with Aspen on this. Our two companies have similar missionsâ€”to provide easy to use, affordable technology that makes flying safer and more enjoyable,â€ says Seattle Avionics Software President John Rutter.
â€œWe are looking forward to providing our customers with this latest system enhancement,â€ said John Uczekaj, Aspenâ€™s President and CEO. â€œThe Evolution philosophy is one of continued expansion and upgradability of the product line. This new software does just thatâ€”it gives customers increased utility out of the investment theyâ€™ve already made in their Aspen glass panel.â€
Charts and geo-referenced airport diagrams will come standard on Aspen Evolution MFDs as part of the planned April 2010 release. This upgrade will be available, free of charge from Aspen, to current Evolution MFD customers. One-time and annual subscription updates will be available through Seattle Avionics Software. Availability of charts for outside the United States is scheduled for Q4 2010.
About the Evolution Flight Display System
The Aspen Evolution Flight Display System is an affordable, expandable and upgradeable Primary Flight Display (PFD), MFD and hazard sensor cockpit solution for general aviation aircraft. Highly compatible with existing aircraft avionics, the flexible Evolution Flight Display System lets aircraft owners install all Evolution Flight Displays and options at once, or separately, as their needs and budgets permit.
About Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpitsâ€”and budgets. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. The way we look at it, getting the latest avionics technology shouldnâ€™t always mean spending a lot of money<â€”>on equipment or installation. At Aspen Avionics, we design products to be affordable, easy to install, and easy to own.