Aspen Avionics Unveils Helo PFD2

 - August 28, 2009, 6:31 AM

Aspen Avionics in Albuquerque, N.M., introduced a helicopter version of its Evolution flight display system called the EFD1000H Pro Helicopter PFD. The $15,000 unit includes an LCD attitude indicator with airspeed and altitude tapes, altitude alerter and trend vector, plus a full electronic HSI with dual bearing pointers, moving map and flight plan overlays. When connected to a GPS navigator, the Pro Helicopter PFD also provides wind direction and speed. The unit is designed to fit in the space of two vertical round instrument cutouts. The initial product STCs covering the Bell JetRanger and LongRanger and Eurocopter AStar are expected in November. Aspen said it’s working on additional approvals for the most popular light helicopters.