Avionics Report

August 2000 Issue

Apollo’s MX20

VGA like graphics, infinite expandability and a mid-range price makes this one a strong contender in the MFD market.

[IMGCAP(1)] The big aviation tradeshows have much in common with their automotive counterparts. Which is to say manufacturers often launch trial balloons—“concept cars” in the auto biz—that sink like stones.

When UPSAT/Apollo (then IIMorrow) unveiled its MX20 big screen multi-function display a couple of years ago, it had a concept-car whiff to it. Nice, we thought, but will it ever happen?

Indeed it has and despite blistering competition from Garmin and other manufacturers, UPSAT/Apollo has persevered and produced what we think is the best all-around choice thus far in a multi-function display market that hardly lacks for choice.

That said, we’re not ready to anoint the MX20 with t...

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