The EA100 Adapter is a digital autopilot interface that offers you improved safety and reliability with lower maintenance costs. The EA100 Adapter provides a digital-to-analog data conversion between the Evolution Flight Display EFD1000 and an aircraft’s attitude-based autopilot system, enabling the display’s Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) to provide accurate and reliable attitude information directly to your autopilot. The EA100 improves legacy autopilots by providing them with superior digital attitude information.
Whether coupled with a single Pro PFD or with a multi-display Evolution package, the EA100 leverages the Evolution Flight Display platform to offer safety enhancements over traditional mechanical or competing digital autopilot control systems. In Evolution 2000 or Evolution 2500 Package systems, the EA100 can be installed to receive attitude input from either the EFD1000 Multi-function Flight Display or the EFD1000 Pro Primary Flight Display. The redundant AHRS sensors in these multi-display configurations allow the pilot to independently monitor autopilot performance. Aspen is the only avionics manufacturer to offer this level of autopilot integration and reliability.
The attitude solution provided by the EA100 to the autopilot also incorporates sophisticated health monitoring algorithms and will immediately disengage the autopilot if an AHRS fault is detected. This represents a safety improvement over legacy designs where an autopilot would continue to respond to attitude commands from the gyro, even if the gyro had degraded or otherwise become inoperative.
Reduced maintenance costs
The EA100 gives customers who install the Evolution Flight Display System the option to remove legacy mechanical attitude gyros. The EA100 eliminates expensive ongoing repair and overhaul costs associated with these aging autopilot attitude gyros. See the "Specifications" tab above for more information on replacement part approval.