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Aspen Avionics Debuts Helicopter PFD

By Tish Drake | July 29, 2009
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Aspen Avionics introduced its first offering for the rotary wing market: the EFD1000H Pro Helicopter Primary Flight Display (PFD). The company introduced this product at this week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. The PFD delivers a large attitude indicator with airspeed and altitude tapes, an altitude alerter and altitude trend vector, and it includes a full electronic HSI with dual bearing pointers and symbolic moving map with flight plan waypoints and leg overlays.  When connected to a GPS navigator, it also presents a full-time visual indicator of winds aloft direction and speed, the company said. The first supplemental type certificate (STC) for the EFD1000H Pro Helicopter PFD will cover the Bell 206 Jet Ranger and Long Ranger, and the AS350 A-Star, with planned availability in November. Aspen said it is working on additional STCs to cover the most popular piston and turbine light helicopters.

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