ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – BendixKing has received certification for the AeroVue integrated flight deck for King Air B200 aircraft.
This is BendixKing’s first supplemental type certificate (STC) for an integrated flight deck and the first in a planned series of aircraft models, company officials report.
The new flight deck is available now, and brings business jet technology and functionality to the general aviation cockpit, officials add.
“We are excited to bring the same quality and sophistication of Honeywell’s Primus Epic and Primus Apex integrated flight decks to King Air B200 customers,” said David Steinhoff, senior product manager, BendixKing.
BendixKing’s AeroVue includes three high-resolution 12-inch liquid crystal displays with Honeywell’s SmartView Synthetic Vision System software. The software enhances pilot safety and alertness, especially when flying and landing at night, in bad weather, or at unfamiliar airports, according to company officials.
AeroVue includes a track-based flight management system and heads-up display symbols on the primary display that make it easy to “point and fly” exactly where the pilot would like to go.
The flight deck also has a cursor control device mounted on the center console that eliminates the need for pilots to reach out to the instrument panel, which can be inaccurate and laborious during turbulence or high workload phases of flight.
AeroVue is also compatible with the Aspen Avionics Connected Panel Wireless Gateway, allowing updates for navigational aids to happen wirelessly.
The AeroVue system weighs 125 pounds less than currently-installed equipment, resulting in reduced fuel consumption, greater range, and more payload capacity, company officials said.
AeroVue also brings owners into compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s ADS-B mandate, officials add.