AEA: Aspen Offers STC For Evolution Backup Display


Aspen Avionics’ Evolution Backup Display now has an STC for installation in certified aircraft, the company announced at this week’s Aircraft Electronics Association show. The system is an independent primary flight display designed to replace traditional vacuum-driven backup instruments. The unit can provide two hours of continuous operation as an emergency backup. “If the primary cockpit EFIS system fails, transitioning to a glass backup display rather than a mechanical instrument will be much more intuitive and less stressful in emergency situations,” the company says.

The basic system, which retails for $5,995, includes attitude, altitude and airspeed tapes, directional gyro, turn coordinator, VSI and GPS flight plan overlay. The advanced system at $8,995 has additional features including dual radio magnetic indicators, an HSI, localizer and glide slope indicator and emergency GPS. The system has been installed in new-production Piper aircraft over the past four years.