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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

EASA Approves Aspen Avionics PFD for Bell Helicopters

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 06-30-2015] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved installation of Aspen Avionics EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) into Bell and Bell/Agusta 206 models under an EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC).

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Bell 206 helicopter. Photo: Bell

The EFD1000H PFD is a solid-state electronic flight instrument system that provides a modern alternative to mechanical attitude indicators, directional gyros and horizontal situation indicators. The EASA approval provides a pathway for Bell 206 operators to upgrade their mechanical instruments with glass panel technology.

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