OSHKOSH, Wis., July 28, 2008 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a leader in aircraft safety systems, today announced that it is accepting orders for the Bendix/King Apex Edge Series, a new line of IFR certified avionics for general aviation aircraft.
“The Bendix/King Apex Edge Series brings many of the advanced technologies used in business aviation to the general aviation operator, to enhance situational awareness and simplify avionics operations,” said Dan Barks, Director, General Aviation Aftermarket Avionics. “Included is unique graphical flight planning functionality, cursor control, Honeywell INAV™ technology and other features from the Primus Apex™ Integrated Flight Deck.”
The first two units in the new Apex Edge Series are the KSN 770 Integrated Navigation and Communication Multi-Function Display, with a MSRP of $13,995, and the KFD 840 Primary Flight Display (PFD) with a MSRP $16,995.
“Honeywell will begin taking orders this week for the KFD 840, with deliveries commencing at the end of the year,” Barks said. “We will begin taking orders for the KSN 770 starting in October, with deliveries commencing in the first quarter of 2009.”
The KSN 770 offers the latest in digital Navigation/Communication radio technology, a full WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) GPS navigator, a 5.7-inch VGA display with industry-leading brightness and viewing angles, and a modern upgradeable hardware architecture with the ability to be field upgradeable. The KSN 770 will interface with external safety sensors including traffic and datalink weather. In addition, optional features and associated MSRPs include integrated Class-B TAWS (Terrain Awareness and Warning System) for $6,995, 16-Watt COMM for $4,295, digital radar interface for $4,695, and Jeppessen Electronic Charts for $2,195. The KSN 770 will be certified for all general aviation aircraft.
The KFD 840 provides primary flight information on a large 8.4-inch diagonal high-resolution display. The large display provides pilots instant, at-a-glance situational awareness. The unit integrates an advanced Air Data Attitude Heading and Reference System (ADAHRS) designed to operate without GPS or other sensor aiding. In addition, the KFD 840 will operate with many common autopilots and NAV/GPS units, including the WAAS/LPV capable KSN 770. The KFD 840 includes features such as a remote magnetometer, aircraft checklist, and weight and balance calculator. Both the weight and balance calculator and the aircraft checklist can be customized by the aircraft owner. The KFD 840 will be certified with an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC), covering a wide range of aircraft weight less than 6,000 pounds gross weight.
Honeywell offers a global service and support network for the new Apex Edge Series for the entire service life of the systems, beginning with a two-year comprehensive standard warranty. Extended warranty coverage will be available through the Honeywell Avionics Protection Program. Honeywell will support its worldwide network of dealers by offering a trade-in program for customers who choose to replace select legacy panel mount radios and GPS devices.
For more product information, dealer contacts or other information, please visit www.bendixking.com/apexedgeseries. For a demonstration at Oshkosh, visit Hangar B, booth 2081-2086.