[Avionics Today 07-27-2016] Certification is pending for Aspen Avionics to interface its Evolution 1000 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) with the System 55X autopilot by Genesys Aerosystems. The Standard Type Certificate (STC) will cover hundreds of light single and twin piston aircraft platforms. The company anticipates certification in the third quarter of 2016.
“Aspen’s Pro PFD with the Genesys System 55X autopilot enhances the basic 55X autopilot function and streamlines the controls, reducing workload,” said Perri Coyne, Aspen director of marketing operations. “When combined with all the features and benefits of Aspen’s glass panel technology, flying becomes easier and safer, especially for single pilot [Instrument Flight Rules] IFR missions.”
When combined, the system aims to reduce workload as multiple altimeter setting adjustments are not required, improve instrument scan with panel upgrades and smooth, automatic level-off with no altitude overshoot.