Announcing – The Bendix/King AV8OR™ Series
Three New Systems in AV8OR™ Series Announced – AV8OR™ Handheld Multi-Function Display, and AV8OR™ Horizon 3D and AV8OR™ Vision 3D Cockpit Information Systems with Synthetic Vision
OSHKOSH, Wis.- Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a leader in aircraft navigation and safety systems, used the occasion of EAA’s 2008 AirVenture Oshkosh to announce the launch of its new Bendix/King AV8OR™ Series – portable avionics for general aviation pilots.
“The new Bendix King AV8OR™ Series includes a variety of powerful, portable GPS navigation solutions, including the new MSRP $749 AV8OR™ Handheld Multi-Function Display and two synthetic-vision equipped portable cockpit information systems – the AV8OR™ Horizon 3D and AV8OR™ Vision 3D,” said Dan Barks, Director, General Aviation Aftermarket Avionics.
“These new systems bring pilots enhanced situational awareness in the cockpit and flexibility offered by a portable system. Each of these new AV8OR™ Series systems,” Barks said, “were designed and developed as a result of customer input from pilots, dealers and others in the general aviation industry.”
The AV8OR™ Horizon 3D and AV8OR™ Vision 3D include synthetic vision graphical rendering of the environment providing the pilot with a realistic view of the aircraft position and situation outside of the cockpit, by providing the pilot with real-time satellite weather information, topographic terrain and aeronautical navigation information. The systems are an asset to both VFR and IFR pilots that seek enhanced situational awareness with the flexibility offered by a portable system.
The AV8OR™ Horizon 3D includes a modern Samsung tablet PC with high resolution touch-screen display. The AV8OR™ Vision 3D features a ruggedized, ultra-high brightness touch-screen display and remote-mounted computer module. Both systems include air data sensor, attitude heading and reference system and GPS. Both interface with optional traffic sensors and datalink weather receivers, and both display approach plates for enhanced safety and convenience.
The AV8OR™ Handheld system also provides advanced GPS navigation tools for automotive usage.
“The AV8OR™ Handheld is ideal for any pilot that requires GPS navigation in the air or in the car, real-time weather, and navigator graphical moving map, with built-in entertainment system,” Barks said. “In addition to pilot-specific features, the AV8OR Handheld includes an all-in-one multimedia player with the ability to view or play music, movies, pictures and electronic books. The AV8OR™ Handheld is much more than an aviation GPS unit – it’s a handheld Multi-Function Display that pilots will want to keep with them from the car to plane, and even at their destination, for entertainment.”
The AV8OR™ Handheld’s high resolution 4.3-inch diagonal touch-screen, easy to use interface and innovative features such as ‘Smart Profile’ set a new standard in navigation at a suggested price almost every pilot can afford, Barks added. Smart Profile view is a unique vertical profile view of the flight path relative to terrain, airspace and obstacles. The AV8OR Handheld graphical interface makes in-flight navigation simple, with an on-screen keyboard, “Touch-and-See” identification of map objects, and “Touch-and-Drag” map panning.
The AV8OR Handheld is designed with an external interface to WxWorx XM Satellite Weather receiver available separately, and enables graphical NEXRAD, METARs, Storm Cell Tracks, AIRMETs/SIGMETs, Text METARs/TAFs, and more. The built-in multimedia system allows pilots to create library of music, movies, photos and electronic books on the included 4GB SD Card. The unit also includes a Bluetooth® interface for wireless weather, an interface to an alternate GPS receiver and even an interface to cellular phones.
The AV8OR™ Handheld is available through select Honeywell Bendix/King dealers at a manufacturer retail price of $749. In addition, through an exclusive deal between Honeywell and WxWorx, customers who purchase any of the three AV8OR models will receive a coupon good for $250 off select WxWorx receivers.
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