URGENT: Bendix/King Database Problem
Certain Bendix/King KLN and KLX products have been compromised by their latest database updates and the company says those products should not be used until the problem is corrected. Bendix/King adds that "it is imperative" that the units not be used for arrival, departure or approach operations until corrected. Jeppesen apparently delivered some bad data to Bendix/King that contained incorrect Dynamic Magnetic Variations for all terminal and en route waypoint records. Affected databases include Cycle 1001 databases either downloaded from Wingman Services or delivered on programmed media and received prior to Jan. 12, 2010. Affected units are KLN 35A, 88, 89, 89B, 90, 90A, 90B, 94 and 900 models; plus KLX 100, 135, and 135A models. To fix the problem, Bendix/King customers just need to acquire a new database that's already available.
Customers should have a look at the Bendix Safety Bulletin. Those with Web distribution can download a new data file Cycle 1001 and load it. Customers who obtain their updates through any other type of distribution need to return the distribution media (except diskettes) to Wingman Services and a new database will be sent back to them.