Multi function cockpit display designed by Honeywell And Aspen Avionics

RENO, Nev., 25 March 2011. A new multi-function touchscreen cockpit display for general aviation operators that is Next-Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) compatible was announced by Honeywell and Aspen Avionics at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Reno, Nev.

Mar 25th, 2011

Posted by John McHale
RENO, Nev., 25 March 2011. A new multi-function touchscreen cockpit display for general aviation operators that is Next-Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) compatible was announced by Honeywell and Aspen Avionics at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Reno, Nev.
Aspen Avionics and Honeywell completed a development agreement to bring Honeywell's open-interface Bendix/King KSN 770 to market by the end of this year.
Honeywell's Bendix/King KSN 770 is part of the Apex Edge series, delivering a multi-function display (MFD) with GPS, communication, and navigation capabilities for general aviation aircraft. The display, which has a 5.7-inch touchscreen and a graphic interface, is based on scalable system architecture that effectively future-proofs an operator's cockpit investment.
"Honeywell's Bendix/King KSN 770 has an architecture that interfaces with more than 90 percent of general aviation aircraft flying today," says Rob Wilson, president of Business and General Aviation at Honeywell Aerospace. "Many pilots will find this approach much more attractive than replacing a full cockpit suite to get the same functionality from Garmin. The new KSN 770 also will be highly integrated with Aspen's Evolution Flight Displays, creating a range of display options for our customers beyond those provided by the KFD 840."
Aspen will combine its experience in the light and medium general aviation markets with Honeywell’s leadership in developing display features that are operating in the most advanced business jets today. Designed to make flying safer and easier, the KSN 770 will have Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capabilities. It will display a full complement of safety systems including onboard weather radar, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), data link weather, traffic, and charts and maps.
"Customers have been hungry for more innovation and choice in avionics for the general aviation market," says John Uczeka, Aspen Avionics president and chief executive officer. "Honeywell and Aspen are delivering a level of technical innovation and ergonomic functionality previously only available to business jet customers. The product's interoperability, expandable architecture, and flexible interface offer a clear alternative to existing systems."
Providing broad interoperability with legacy and modern cockpit systems for Part 23 aircraft, the KSN 770 will feature multiple control inputs to optimize the pilot interface. The high-resolution touchscreen is complemented by traditional hard keys, line select keys, display based dedicated keys, and a cursor control device (CCD).
The Bendix/King product family includes communication and navigation avionics, flight information services, flight controls, weather radar, Integrated Hazard Avoidance Systems and multi-function displays for the general aviation, experimental and light business aviation communities. For more information, visit www.bendixking.com.

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