Aspen takes off with new adapter

Dec 17, 2013, 6:12am MST

Aspen Avionics is expanding its market again with an autopilot adapter for the Century attitude indicators.

On Monday ,the Albuquerque company announced that its EA100 autopilot adapter is capable of emulating the autopilot adapters with a digital-to-analog data conversion.

“The EA100 provides superior digital attitude information and extends the life of legacy autopilot systems,” said Mark Ferrari, vice President of sales and customer Support. “This integration will greatly increase the utility of the Aspen customer’s avionics investment far into the future.”

The system can also disengage the autopilot if a fault is detected.

Aspen makes digital cockpit instruments and retrofit kits for older aircraft to meet modern safety and FAA requirements.