OSHKOSH, Wis., 30 July 2009.Honeywell (NYSE: HON) introduced its AV8OR ACE, a new seven-inch touch screen handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh. Its introductory price is $1,999, and the device is now available at authorized sales and service centers.
The AV8OR ACE offers a large display – seven inches – and is easy to use due to its touch screen user interface, Honeywell officials say. The AV8OR ACE provides geo-referenced FAA charts, eliminating the need for general aviation pilots to carry paper charts.
"The AV8OR ACE is able to display your airplane directly on High/Low Enroute Charts, Approach Plates and Airport Diagrams to increase situational awareness," said Chad Cundiff, vice president, crew interface systems marketing and product management at Honeywell. "AV8OR ACE customers can obtain digital charts and approach plates from Seattle Avionics Software, and the unit integrates smoothly with their popular Voyager Flight Software System to ensure the safest, most efficient route. Over time, we expect to provide our customers with additional charting options."
"We're very excited to provide our exclusive seamless IFR charts to the AV8OR ACE," says Steve Podradchik, chief executive officer of Seattle Avionics. "With these charts, pilots can fly from one end of the country to the other with what looks like one country-sized low altitude or high altitude chart. Pilots don't have to flip charts as they fly, significantly increasing ease of use and safety. Both Honeywell and Seattle Avionics Software are working to make flying easier, safer, more fun, and affordable."
The AV8OR ACE includes all of the same capability found in the AV8OR handheld, including a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS, automotive navigation, regional databases, airport information services including fuel pricing and interfaces for traffic and weather. The airport services data is from Flight Guide. The weather interface supports WxWorx, one of the nation's largest XM Satellite Weather data providers.
To learn more, visit Honeywell's AV8OR online at www.bendixking.com/AV8OR. To learn more about the Instrument Approach Procedures and Charts for the AV8OR ACE, visit www.seattleavionics.com/AV8OR.