OSHKOSH, Wis., – Honeywell has acquired privately held TruTrak Flight Systems, a provider of autopilots for experimental, light-sport, and certified aircraft. The acquisition will become part of Honeywell’s BendixKing business.
As part of the acquisition, TruTrak’s chief executive officer and owner, Andrew Barker, will join the BendixKing executive team and will continue to drive the successful adoption of TruTrak’s autopilots in the experimental and certified aircraft markets. BendixKing will also add TruTrak’s engineers to its staff to maintain the integrity of the technology and the affordability for which TruTrak’s products are known.
“Honeywell and BendixKing’s capabilities in the aerospace industry will accelerate the continued development of the products TruTrak has built from the ground up,” said Barker. “Their vision for autopilots aligns with ours, and personally I am very excited to join the BendixKing team and use the extensive resources now available to us to continue forging the future of autopilots.”
Since its founding in 1999, TruTrak has sold well over 15,000 autopilots and continues to introduce new products and features to improve autopilot technology, improve safety features, and add new capabilities.
Terms were not disclosed and the there is no change to the company’s 2019 outlook as a result of the acquisition.