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premier	names	in	general	aviation	avionics	is	back	in	the	
space,"	Dykmann	said.	"You	can	get	some	great	new	aviongame	-	and	from	the	looks	of	it,	better	than	ever.
ics,	great	new	engines	and	propellers,	and	have	what	is	esIn	making	the	AeroVue	announcement	to	the	press	in	
sentially	a	brand	new	airplane	at	a	fraction	of	the	cost	of	an	
Oshkosh,	Wisconsin,	Kevin	Gould,	president	of	
actual	new	airplane.	Our	goal	with	AeroVue	is	to	take	adBendixKing,	said,	"Our	discussions	with	avionics	dealers	
vantage	of	the	opportunity	and	introduce	some	great	options	
and	turboprop	customers	indicated	that	there	is	a	real	need	
to	equip	these	aircraft	better."
in	the	market	for	a	choice	of	cockpit	retrofits.	With	Aer	
Dykmann	stressed	that	while	the	AeroVue	system	for	
oVue,	we	answer	that	call	by	delivering	an	advanced	IFD	
King	Airs	is	a	significant	entry	in	itself,	it	is	not	the	only	ap	
(integrated	flight	deck)	with	an	unrivaled	pedigree	that	
	
plication	the	company	sees	for	its	new-generation	integrated	
descends	from	Honeywell	systems	found	on	some	of	the	
avionics	suite.	"It's	a	total	commitment	by	the	company	to	
most	advanced	business	jets	in	the	world."
meet	the	immediate	needs	of	these	owner/operators,"	he	
Roger	Dykmann,	director	of	prodsaid.	"But	this	is	just	the	first	step	in	our	
	
uct	management	for	BendixKing,	
process.	There	are	other	platforms	of	
said,	"Every	show	we	go	to	-	Sun	'n	
great	interest	to	us	above	and	below	the	
OUR D I S CU S S I O NS
Fun,	Oshkosh,	AOPA,	AEA	-	we	get	
King	Airs	that	we	are	looking	at."
asked	to	please	do	something	in	this	
But	with	other	avionics	manufacWITH AV I O NI C S
segment	of	the	market.	Until	now,	
turers	already	having	well-estabDEAL E R S A ND
there	was	a	single	entity	in	this	area,	
lished	King	Air	retrofits,	why	introTUR B O P RO P
but	competition	is	good.	It	brings	
duce	AeroVue	now?
CUS TO M E R S
out	the	best	for	our	customers	and	
"It's	just	the	right	time	for	the	techbetween	competitors.	Competition	
nology,"	Dykmann	said.	"AeroVue	is	
INDI C AT E D T H AT
drives	innovation.
taking	many	of	the	capabilities	that	
THER E I S A R E A L
"As	we	have	worked	to	relaunch	
Honeywell	has	developed	for	so	many	
NEED I N T H E M A R K E T
the	BendixKing	brand	over	the	past	
of	our	high-end,	innovative	platforms	
FOR A CH O I CE O F
couple	of	years,	our	employees	have	
-	the	Epic	and	Apex,	for	example	-	
worked	very	hard	to	understand	
and	it	got	to	the	point	that	we	could	
COCK P I T R E T RO F I T S .
both	market	needs	as	well	as	oppornow	affordably	install	a	similar	system	
tunities	where	we	have	the	resources	
into	King	Air	platforms.	This	is	the	
to	provide	competitive,	affordable	
culmination	of	all	this	technology	into	
products.	Where	those	two	areas	
the	perfect	solution	for	King	Airs."
intersect	-	as	they	do	in	the	cockpit	
Kevin	O'Hara,	Honeywell	flight	test	
	
retrofit	world	for	King	Airs	-	we	are	
	
pilot,	explained	that	while	the	AeroVue	
working	to	provide	solutions	like	
system	BendixKing	introduced	at	OshAeroVue	to	full	customer	demand."
kosh	is	a	"brand	new	solution,"	it	is,	in	all	
practicality,	a	direct	downstream	derivaKEVIN GOULD, BendixKing president
Long live the King
tive	of	Honeywell's	popular	Epic,	EASy	
Dykmann	said	the	company	did	
and	Apex-branded	avionics	suites.
and	Apex-branded	avionics	suites.	
a	lot	of	background	research,	which	
"We	have	all	these	sophisticated	
included	talking	to	hundreds	of	current	King	Air	owner/
display	technologies	in	large-cabin	Gulfstreams	and	Faloperators.	One	of	the	things	that	BendixKing	learned	durcons,	and	in	the	popular	Pilatus	PC-12NG,"	O'Hara	said.	
ing	these	"voice-of-the-customer"	talks	is	that	the	owner/
"The	good	news	is	we	have	brought	all	that	experience	
operators	love	their	airplanes	and	they	have	a	lot	of	interand	all	those	levels	of	capabilities	and	now	are	making	it	
est	in	having	a	"Gulfstream-level"	of	avionics	capabilities	
available	to	the	upper-end	turboprop	retrofit	segment	of	the	
	
and	performance	in	their	King	Airs.
"There's	a	lot	of	potential	activity	in	the	King	Air	market	
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Avionics News October 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News October 2014

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
The King is Back
Member Profile
Digital redundancy and plug-and-play capabilities
What’s Working?
Aviation Aces
Deterring avionics theft takes effort, money
Member Profile
Meet the AEA board of directors
Stay connected to the cloud, while flying in the clouds
Smartphone connectivity goes airborne
Business Basics
Marketing Report Card
AEAviators
Touchy-Feely Avionics
What’s New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News October 2014 - Intro
Avionics News October 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News October 2014 - Cover2
Avionics News October 2014 - 1
Avionics News October 2014 - 2
Avionics News October 2014 - 3
Avionics News October 2014 - Point of Communication
Avionics News October 2014 - 5
Avionics News October 2014 - AEA Now
Avionics News October 2014 - 7
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Avionics News October 2014 - 9
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Avionics News October 2014 - 13
Avionics News October 2014 - The View from Washington
Avionics News October 2014 - 15
Avionics News October 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
Avionics News October 2014 - 17
Avionics News October 2014 - 18
Avionics News October 2014 - 19
Avionics News October 2014 - The King is Back
Avionics News October 2014 - 21
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Avionics News October 2014 - 23
Avionics News October 2014 - Member Profile
Avionics News October 2014 - 25
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Avionics News October 2014 - 27
Avionics News October 2014 - Digital redundancy and plug-and-play capabilities
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Avionics News October 2014 - What’s Working?
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Avionics News October 2014 - Aviation Aces
Avionics News October 2014 - 39
Avionics News October 2014 - Deterring avionics theft takes effort, money
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Avionics News October 2014 - 43
Avionics News October 2014 - Member Profile
Avionics News October 2014 - 45
Avionics News October 2014 - 46
Avionics News October 2014 - 47
Avionics News October 2014 - Meet the AEA board of directors
Avionics News October 2014 - 49
Avionics News October 2014 - 50
Avionics News October 2014 - 51
Avionics News October 2014 - Stay connected to the cloud, while flying in the clouds
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Avionics News October 2014 - Smartphone connectivity goes airborne
Avionics News October 2014 - 57
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Avionics News October 2014 - Business Basics
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Avionics News October 2014 - Marketing Report Card
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Avionics News October 2014 - AEAviators
Avionics News October 2014 - 73
Avionics News October 2014 - Touchy-Feely Avionics
Avionics News October 2014 - 75
Avionics News October 2014 - 76
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Avionics News October 2014 - What’s New
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Avionics News October 2014 - Marketplace Classifieds
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