Honeywell Introduces New Primary Flight Display for Piston Powered Aircraft
New Bendix/King® Display Incorporates Integrated ADAHRS, HSI
and Weight and Balance Information
Price expected to be under $20,000
OSHKOSH AIR SHOW,- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it working with Crossbow Technology Inc. to develop a new Bendix/King® Primary Flight Display (PFD) for piston powered aircraft that interfaces with existing navigation systems and autopilots and offers pilots checklists and weight and balance utility.
“This new PFD will include a built in solid state Air Data Computer (ADC) and Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), altitude and airspeed bugs and a slaved Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI),” said Dan Barks, Business Director, GA Operators and Dealers. “Pilots will see a simple intuitive layout, with both a heading and course knob and a display that brings ‘Honeywell’ expertise and experience in “easy to interpret” primary flight display formats to general aviation.”
The Bendix/King® KFD 840 will interface to common general aviation navigation systems as well as existing KAP-140 and KFC-150/200/225 autopilots. The unit will be an 8.4” full VGA LCD display offering excellent brightness and full sunlight readability. The unit is sized to be easily retrofit-able into piston aircraft.
“We see significant interest in the retrofit market for “glass cockpit” technology that makes flying easier and safer such as solid state sensors and a wide horizon. For many aircraft this will allow a pilot to add a second attitude, airspeed and altitude source, improving safety.” Barks said. “And by working with Crossbow Technology Inc. we can allow the piston aircraft pilots to be able to have a certified glass cockpit for under $20,000, a breakthrough price point for that segment.”
Honeywell International is a $33 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com
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