KSN 770


Honeywell recently announced 2 new products that are sure to draw some attention to their Bendix/King product line.

With a new logo and renewed approach towards general aviation, Honeywell will be offering the KSN 770 MFD and KFD 840 PFD systems. Both displays are derived from the technology used in existing business jet avionics systems produced by Honeywell.

The KSN 770 will mark the first WAAS GPS/Nav/Comm w/ full MFD capabilities including weather radar display. The Full VGA LCD glass display appears to have very high resolution with excellent brightness and sunlight readability.

Some of the other standard features of the KSN 770 that will be offered include:
  • FMS feel and functionality
  • Advanced controls: intuitive menus, line select keys, and CCD (Cursor Control Device)
  • Graphical Flight Plans
  • Standard WAAS LPV
  • 10 Watt VHF comm
  • EGPWS/Terrain interface
  • Stormscope interface
Optional features will include:
  • Integrated TAWS
  • Radar interface (RDR-2000/2100, other digital sensors proposed)
  • Traffic interface
  • Weather datalink interface
  • Charts and Maps
  • 16 Watt comm
Preliminary dimensions for the KSN 770 are 6.25"W x 5.25"H x 10"D with approximately 5.75 diagonal display space. Proposed delivery is being reported for the 2nd half of 2008. No pricing information as been released.