Honeywell introduced at AirVenture its AV8OR ACE, a new 7-inch touch screen handheld Global Positioning System (GPS).
The Bendix/King by Honeywell AV8OR ACE, offered at introductory price of $1,999, provides geo-referenced FAA charts, eliminating the need for general aviation pilots to carry paper charts, according to company officials.
“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 & product management at Honeywell. “AV8OR ACE customers can obtain digital charts and approach plates from Seattle Avionics Software, a leading provider of aviation software, and the unit integrates smoothly with the 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,” said Steve Podradchik, CEO 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.”
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 industry standard in general aviation for almost 50 years. The weather interface supports WxWorx, one of the nation’s largest XM Satellite Weather data providers.