Aspen Avionics, based in Albuquerque, N.M., was awarded two additional EASA supplemental type certificates (STC) for the Evolution Primary Flight Display (PFD) system. Avionik Straubing of Germany has developed an STC for the Beechcraft Bonanza 33, 35 and 36 series and RUAG Schweiz A.G. of Switzerland has developed an STC for the Pilatus PC-6 series aircraft.
These are the first two EASA STCs incorporating the most current Evolution Software Version 2.x, which received ETSO authorization in April. The expanded ETSO authorization received in April also includes Evolution Multi-function Flight Display systems, the EA100 Autopilot Adapter and certain flight display system variants specifically for helicopters and Part 23, Class III aircraft.
“Owning and operating aircraft in Europe is an expensive proposition and so we feel good about providing customers with a more affordable and feature-rich retrofit glass cockpit option that gives pilots more utility out of their aircraft,” says Mark Ferrari, Aspen’s vice president of sales and customer support. “The Aspen system gives pilots the tools to have better situational awareness and reduced pilot workload in the busy European airspace.”