BendixKing, a division of Honeywell (NYSE: HON), has expanded the number of aircraft that can be upgraded to its newest AeroCruze 230 autopilot. Now, owners of aircraft equipped with BendixKing’s KFC 200 autopilots can install the AeroCruze 230 (KFC 230), which brings a new level of safety and performance to the flight experience.
The AeroCruze 230 autopilot is a replacement for both the KFC 150 and KFC 200 autopilots and is the only touchscreen autopilot in general aviation, giving owners an affordable, quick upgrade path for their legacy autopilot. It offers several advanced safety features, including Automatic Wings Level, which allows pilots to quickly bring the aircraft under control with the touch of a button when experiencing an unusual attitude or inclement weather.
“We understand the need for affordable, high-precision autopilots in the general aviation segment that help reduce workload and allow pilots to concentrate on important tasks while flying,” said Roger Dykmann, director, Offering Management, BendixKing. “AeroCruze 230 is designed to not only meet but exceed those needs and now this upgrade option is available for even more aircraft.”
The installation is a form-fit replacement and reuses the servos already in the aircraft, which dramatically cuts down on installation cost and time, reducing downtime from three weeks to just one week. Furthermore, with the purchase of AeroCruze, owners automatically receive a new two-year warranty on their existing servos.
AeroCruze 230 is now available for over 35 aircraft platforms, including Baron, Bonanza, Mooney, Piper Malibu, Mirage, Seneca and Seminole, Twin Cessna, and others.