BendixKing unveiled its new AeroVue Touch integrated flight deck for Part 23 airplanes this week at 2019 Aero Friedrichshafen 2019. The system starts at $99,000 and is primarily aimed at aircraft weighing more than 6,000 pounds, the Honeywell subsidiary said, though it can be used for lighter aircraft if desired. It is available for both forward-fit and retrofit applications, and the first installation is expected to be completed by year-end.
Because AeroVue Touch’s three high-resolution touchscreen displays incorporate all required hardware, the panel-mounted flight deck eliminates multiple, separate computing modules. This reduces the weight of the system by 30 percent to 50 percent, according to BendixKing. Each can be used independently to fly the aircraft, increasing reliability and safety by providing triple redundancy, it said.
“We’re taking a very different technical approach with the AeroVue Touch,” said BendixKing president Gregg Cohen. “Using smart displays as the basis of our system architecture enables us to create the best possible advanced solution while reducing complexity, weight, and cost.”
The flight deck also provides a connected cockpit that enables live flight-data streaming to the ground in real time for enhanced search and rescue and flight analysis. AeroVue Touch’s navigation charts can also be updated wirelessly, BendixKing said.
In addition, the system can be customized to create a unique interface that shows information applicable to different platforms, including electric aircraft and future vehicles for urban air mobility, the company added.