Aspen MFDs, Weather Get TSO

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Aspen Avionics got a technical standard order (TSO) from the FAA last week on the MFD and weather functions on its glass panel retrofits, which were featured in an AVweb podcast at EAA AirVenture 2008. With the FAA approval, Aspen can start filling orders. "Pent up demand for our MFD and Weather Receiver products is strong, and we are providing an aggressive sales promotion, the Custom Glass Rebate, to make our already affordable products even more attractive to aircraft owners," said Aspen Avionics Vice President of Sales and Customer Support, Mark Ferrari.

The MFD is an additional capability for the Evolution PFD and the increased utility can be added as needs demand or budgets allow. The EFD500 MFD offers glass capability to a standard cockpit while the EFD1000 has the redundancy necessary to allow removal of steam gauges. Both MFDs offer moving maps, terrain awareness and, with the necessary sensors, traffic displays, Stormscope WX-500 and XM WX weather products. The EWR50 weather setup provides a comprehensive suite of XM WX Satellite Weather aviation products integrated on the displays. The EFD500 MFD has a list price of $4,995, and the EFD1000 MFD has a list price of $7,995. The EWR50 Weather Receiver is listed at $2,495.