Honeywell announced a software upgrade for
its AV8OR portable GPS navigators, which will allow users to display
airport diagrams on any member of the company’s product line, plus
show scanned VFR sectional charts on the AV8OR ACE electronic flight
In addition to VFR sectional chart
capability, the AV8OR ACE has been expanded to include geo-referenced
Eurocontrol charts, including IFR and VFR procedures, SIDs/STARs and IFR
en route charts.
The VFR sectional charts displayed on the
AV8OR ACE and the airport diagrams displayed on the AV8OR handheld are
geo-referenced, providing greater situational awareness regarding the
position of the aircraft at the airport. On the AV8OR ACE, VFR sectional
charts displayed also include flight plan and a user-configured
navigation data overlay, similar to charts already available.
“Pilots using the Bendix/King AV8OR are
getting a product designed for future expansion; one that just keeps
getting better the longer they own it,” said Roger Dykmann, director,
general aviation, Honeywell Aerospace.
“VFR sectionals on the ACE will make it
as invaluable a tool for VFR pilots as it has been for instrument flight
rules (IFR) pilots.”
Both VFR sectional charts and airport
diagrams are available via subscription and can be downloaded directly
from Honeywell’s partner, Seattle Avionics Software. Annual
subscriptions are priced at $79 for VFR sectionals and $49 for airport
diagrams. A first-time complete download is $99, while annual
subscriptions for VFR approach plates and airport diagrams are $249.
Complete VFR and IFR charting costs $799, also through Seattle Avionics
Honeywell and Seattle Avionics Software
also say they have released a new IFR chart download manager for the
AV8OR ACE, which allows pilots to download only the charts that have
been changed since the last cycle, greatly reducing download times.
For more information on the AV8OR line’s
new capabilities, visit www.BendixKing.com/AV8OR.
To learn more about the geo-referenced VFR sectional chart or airport
diagram subscriptions for the AV8OR, go to www.SeattleAvionics.com/AV8OR.