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FAA Approves Installation of Pro MAX PFD to Replace Attitude Indicator

Aspen Avionics announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved changes to the backup instrument requirements with the installation of Aspen's Evolution EFD1000 Pro MAX primary flight display (PFD).The approval allows aircraft owners to remove the attitude indicator when installing a single Evolution EFD1000 Pro MAX PFD with the latest released software (v2.11) and the new extended duration battery. A turn and bank indicator along with airspeed and altimeter must be retained as the three required backups."This is a game-changing development for aircraft owners looking for an affordable, full-featured primary flight display while allowing removal of outdated mechanical altitude indicators. We are cleaning up panels while reducing our customer's maintenance cost and giving them some extra weight savings as well," said Scott Smith, director of sales.Key Features:Backup attitude indicator not required; the removal of the supporting vacuum system can be accomplished by installerRechargeable extended duration backup batteryConsolidates traditional attitude indicator and HSI into a single displaySynthetic Vision included at no costWorks with existing avionics, and interfaces with most industry autopilotsPatented, unique form-fit design slides easily into existing panel cutoutsCurrent owners of the Aspen Pro MAX PFD can be field upgraded by Aspen authorized dealers to the extended duration battery and latest software. The new software is free of charge from Aspen Avionics.To be eligible for removal of the backup attitude indicator, the EFD1000 Pro MAX PFD with the extended duration battery must be installed with the following instruments:Magnetic compassAltimeterAirspeed indicatorElectric turn and bank indicatorGraphical IFR GPS (with moving map)
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