Honeywell Introduces GPS / NAV / COM / Multi-Function Display For General Aviation
Bendix/King® KSN 770 Features INAV® GA Graphical User Interface
OSHKOSH AIR SHOW- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it is developing a Multi Function Display (MFD) for general aviation that will incorporate both Global Positioning System (GPS) and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability as well as a new software-based VHF communication and navigation radio.
The KSN 770 system will feature a state-of-the-art graphical interface originally designed for Honeywell’s large, integrated business aircraft cockpits. This system, called INAV® GA, is designed to make flying easier and safer. The KSN 770 will be fully Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) and WAAS capable and will display a full complement of safety systems including onboard weather radar, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), datalink weather, traffic as well as charts and maps.
Honeywell expects to certify the Bendix/King® KSN 770 in late 2008. The unit will be competitively priced with similar WAAS receivers.
“We believe this next-generation WAAS GPS / Communication / Navigation and Multi-Function display will simplify pilot workload while providing a more comprehensive look at the pilot’s aircraft position in the flight environment,” said Dan Barks, Business Director, Operators and Dealers, Honeywell Business and General Aviation. “The super high resolution display allows for flexibility in configurations and enhances a graphical interface that makes flying in the IFR environment easier and safer. All the information that the pilot needs can be displayed in multiple configurations depending on personal preference or phase of flight. These display options mean less time spent looking for information and more time flying.”
The KSN 770 display is 5.7” diagonal AMLCD with excellent brightness and contrast and is designed in a landscape configuration. It features multiple control inputs to optimize the pilot interface including traditional hard keys, line select keys, display based dedicated keys and a cursor control device (CCD). The CCD is similar in function to those used in high end business jets. The unit will offer a number of options including higher transmit power, charts and maps, integrated EGPWS and a weather radar interface.
“We believe the KSN 770 is revolutionary in that it pushes the boundary of performance for retrofit avionics,” Barks said. “This unit is a significant step forward in performance and ease of use over existing multifunctional WAAS displays. Pilots will see that this unit has some of the same look and feel as other Honeywell avionics on larger aircraft.”
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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