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space than a deck of cards . The designers of today’s leading PFDs also equip them to serve as electronic navigation indicators – course-deviation indicators, even horizontal situation indicators . Some PFDs can host multiple navigators, GPS, VORs, DME, NDB, you name it, with multiple simultaneous indications on some . With these options the PFD takes more functionality and further de-clutters the panel in the process, shedding more weight . MFD – All-Purpose Depth Defines Multifunction Multifunction display – what does it do? The Longman	 Dictionary	 of	 Contemporary	 English defines multifunction as a “machine, piece of equipment or building designed to have several different uses .” However, these devices didn’t break into aircraft panels as MFDs, but rather as “moving-map displays .” They quickly gained appeal among pilots who, in particular, flew aircraft with an area-nav system such as Loran C or the newly dominant GPS . The earliest panel-mounted Loran C and GPS faces generally showed course, heading, and, typically, some form of integral CDI – a graphic-version of the needle-based round instruments used with VHF navigators . Even small grayscale LCD maps, such as one introduced in the late 80s and early 90s, needed space in the panel . With lightning detectors, a couple of CDIs, an ADF panel, transponder, a couple of navs and a couple of comm radios, finding a place to put a map was a challenge – short of a major, expensive full-panel makeover . They quickly lost the “moving-map” moniker once engineers tackled the space constraints and added functions to the new color displays . Today, the once-rudimentary moving-map truly serves multiple functions, depicting the location of lightning-strike data from separate sensors, traffic from separate sensors, terrain elevation detail from its own database, as well as airports, airways and navaids, cities, towns, rivers and highways – all factors that added to the popularity of these devices now sold as multifunction displays . Long Live the MFD Today, the basic displays also serve as the ADS-B In window to the traffic-information system-broadcast and flight information service . When installed in a panel with compatible hardware, an MFD may also enhance redundancy and safety as a backup to a failed PFD display . The displays also will play satellite-weather data from subscription services, display engine-operating data and
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play videos . It depends solely on the availability of inputs and links to the sensors and receivers needed to provide the information . Best of all, the creative geniuses behind these wonders have managed to expand functionality while retaining the value equation without neglecting the “original” function of the MFD: the moving-map display . Today, it is more useful than ever thanks to features, such as terrain-warning colorcoding and alerts, based on the unit’s software and GPS input of position, altitude, speed and flight vector . From its founding function to the present, the MFDs can elevate the situational awareness of the pilot using it and provide an excellent companion to the PFD in making over an airplane panel to all-glass . Buyer’s Guide: Product Choices This collection covers some of the basic features and functions of available primary flight displays and multifunction displays for certificated aircraft . It is worth noting approved avionics also may be used in experimental aircraft, though shop installation may be required by the avionics manufacturer . The company’s cleverly formed Evolution Flight Display system includes products that cover both bases, MFD and PFD – and with a variety of depth and budget impacts . Both the Evolution 1000 Pilot PFD and Evolution 1000 Pro PFD sport integral AHRS for all the attitude and air data and full glass flight-instrument functionality – airspeed and altitude vertical tapes, a slaved DG with heading bug, attitude indicator, vertical speed indicator, turn indicator – plus, integral emergency GPS receivers and back-up battery . There is even a base map with flight-plan legs, waypoints, curved flight paths and nearby navaids, real-time winds-aloft speed and direction, and an integral altitude alerter . The Pro PFD adds a full electronic HIS with dual pointers, built-in GPS steering for autopilots, separate approach minimum-altitude alerting and support for dual GPS and dual VHF nav radios . Optional upgrades available for the Pro PFD include detail-rich synthetic vision system software and a hazardawareness system upgrade that adds weather with the Aspen EWR50 weather receiver or an equivalent, and traffic capabilities with the appropriate input . Aspen’s Evolution 500 and Evolution 1000 MFDs offer sectional-style moving maps with hazard-awareness overlays, charts, geo-referenced airport diagrams, customizable screen layouts, and integral back-up batteries . The Evolution 1000 MFD adds an integral back-up GPS and a duplicate sensor set to back-up any Aspen PFD . The company also offers these four units in three combo packages: the Evolution 1500 package with the 500 MFD
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2011-2012

From the Publisher
Interested in AEA Membership?
AEA Staff/Board of Directors
New Products for 2011
WAAS/GPS
Recreational Radios
Before & After
Avoiding the Bullies
Sound Advice on Headset Choices
Choosing an Airborne Broadband System for Your Business Aircraft
Class Retrofits for Type Certificated Aircraft
ADS-B: Learning the Ins and Outs
Going Glass
Cell Science
So What is Your Customer Really Paying For?
It's the FAA's Fault, Right?
Repair Stations
Manufacturers/Distributors
Affiliates/Index
AEA Member Company Index
Advertisers Index
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2011-2012 - Recreational Radios
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2011-2012 - Before & After
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2011-2012 - So What is Your Customer Really Paying For?
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2011-2012 - It's the FAA's Fault, Right?
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2011-2012 - Repair Stations
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