Aspen Avionics' Connected Pilot Receives STC Approval

Albuquerque, NM - Aspen Avionics announces STC approval of Connected Pilot, the first in the series of the company’s Connected Panel product line that provides a wireless link between certified instrument panel avionics and portable smart devices. Connected Pilot is available to operators and owners of more than 900 aircraft makes and models of aircraft.

The patent-pending Connected Pilot can be integrated with the Aspen Evolution 1500, 2000 or 2500 flight display systems, and seamlessly synchronizes aviation application data from personal handheld devices with the certified avionics installed in an aircraft’s panel. Designed for Apple iOS mobile devices, such as iPads and iPhones, Connected Pilot is able to receive data, such as own ship position, from almost any panel-mounted GPS navigator. Connected Pilot can enter and synchronize flight plans between Garmin GNS 400W/500W series navigators and Connected Panel-enabled flight planning apps.

Connected Pilot includes hardware, software and application components. The hardware is enclosed in a small box called the CG100 (patent pending) that is blind mounted behind the aircraft’s panel. The CG100 contains the operating software, wireless connectivity (WiFi) and flash memory storage, and is configured and maintained via Aspen’s Flight Connect app. The Flight Connect app is available via the iTunes store.

Connected Panel uses cloud-based technology to activate and maintain the CG100 operating system and databases. Aspen offers early Connected Pilot customers two-year complimentary access to Aspen’s cloud-based subscription service.

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