Aspen Announces ADS-B Deals, Autopilot Interface


The ADS-B market seems to be in the season for discounts and rebates and at AirVenture 2016 this week, Aspen Avionics announced its own program. The company will offer a $1000 discount off the purchase of an Evolution Pro 1000 primary flight display if it’s purchased with an Aspen or Aspen-compatible ADS-B system through the end of July.

Aspen says it has partnered with L-3 Avionics, FreeFlight Systems and Garmin to give owners and pilots several options for ADS-Out compliance. The list of ADS-B products is long and includes Aspen’s ATX100 UAT, the ATX100G UAT with included GPS, the L-3 Lynx NGT-9000, the NGT-2500, Garmin’s GDL 88 UAT and the new GTX 345 transponder that’s expected later this year. FreeFlight’s RANGR FDL-978-XVR is also on the compatible list, according to Aspen.

In addition to the ADS-B compatibility, Aspen also announced new display capability for the Evolution 500/1000 products. The latest software revisions include support for textual METARS, TFRs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs, winds and temps aloft and TAFs.

Aspen also announced that certification is pending to interface its Evolution 1000 Pro PFD with System 55X from Genesys Aerosystems (formerly S-TEC.) Final approval is expected later this year. For more, see Aspen in Hangar B, booth 2145 at AirVenture.