Latest Aspen MFDs Now FAA Certified
The latest set of glass panels from Aspen Avionics is now FAA-certified, the company said this week. The EFD500 Multi-Function Display, the EFD1000 MFD and the EWR50 Evolution Weather Receiver now are all TSO-authorized and ready to ship. Aircraft owners can install all the Evolution Flight Displays and options at once, or one by one, as their needs and budgets permit, the company said. The new MFDs are built on the same hardware and software platform as the Evolution EFD1000 PFD. The displays feature moving maps and terrain awareness. With the appropriate sensors, the system can also provide traffic displays, Stormscope WX-500 and XM WX aviation weather products. The EFD500 MFD is priced at $4,995, the EFD1000 MFD lists at $7,995, and the EWR50 Weather Receiver goes for $2,495.
AVweb's editorial director Paul Bertorelli took a look at Aspen's work in progress at Sun 'n Fun last April; click here for that video. Also, the latest issue of Aviation Consumer takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons of electronic flight info systems; click here for that story (full access by fee only, or free to magazine subscribers).