AOPA’s 2008 sweepstakes airplane is one of the first to receive a new Aspen Avionics glass-panel flight display.
The FAA recently approved the paperwork for the Evolution Flight Display 1000 system to be installed in nearly 400 aircraft models.
Visiting Aspen Avionics last week, AOPA President Phil Boyer was presented with one of the company’s first units. The EFD1000 is an aftermarket primary flight display (PFD), designed to replace the mechanical “six pack” instruments in a wide variety of general aviation airplanes. The company says it designed the system to be easy to install and upgrade. Announced at Oshkosh, Wis., last July, the company’s PFD is being sold in two versions—Pilot and Pro. The Pilot version is an attitude and heading reference system that replaces attitude indicators and directional gyros and sells for $ 5,995. The Pro integrates with legacy autopilots and most GPS systems, has an HSI and GPS steering, and sells for $ 9,995.