Bendix/King by Honeywell AV8OR Provides Portable Weather, Traffic and
HELI-EXPO®, Houston, Feb. 21, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced
today that its popular Bendix/King by Honeywell AV8OR handheld Global
Positioning System (GPS) is now available for helicopter operators.
“The AV8OR is a terrific addition to any helicopter, providing situational
awareness of weather, terrain, traffic and airspace for very little cost,” said
Chad Cundiff, vice president, Crew Interface and Displays, Honeywell Aerospace.
“For about $800, helicopter pilots get moving-map navigation with terrain
awareness, which they can use on the ground or in the air, making every trip
simple from door – to air – to door. The unit can also wirelessly interface to
traffic and weather information.”
The AV8OR is a portable touch-screen GPS for use in the car or in the air, with
real-time weather capability, moving-map navigation and video-in capability.
Its large 4.3-inch screen can display weather, from Honeywell’s KDR 610 or the
WxWorx portable receiver, and traffic from Zaon Flight Systems’ XRX portable
traffic receiver. The moving map display incorporates helicopter symbology, low
altitude helicopter routes, helipads and controlled airspace.
The navigation database includes terrain shading and a SmartProfile™ view,
enabling operators to see the terrain in the flight path of the
For $99 a year, AV8OR is the first handheld to offer daily updates on fuel
pricing through Flight Guide, as well as on-field services, restaurants, taxi
services and hotels. A dedicated online customer center provides operators with
simple software updating capability at www.bendixking.com/AV8OR.
The AV8OR is the first touchscreen handheld device developed for both aviation
and automotive use, the first airway planner, the first to have multimedia
capability and the first to have a Bluetooth® phone interface – all in one
AV8ORs are available from any authorized Bendix/King by Honeywell sales and
service center worldwide.
Honeywell offers a full range of helicopter equipment, from aircraft engines,
auxiliary power units and other mechanical systems to the Zing™ Health Usage
Monitoring Systems (HUMS). Honeywell's safety systems for helicopters address
the challenges of traffic, terrain and weather, helping to ensure safe flight
and guard against Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT), weather related
hazards, and collisions with obstacles and other aircraft.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global
provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for
aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military,
space and airport operations.
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