Bendix/King’s Apex Aftermarket Glass Is Ready


Honeywell/Bendix/King has proven that it has a legion of loyal customers, many of whom have been waiting for the company’s glass panel product. Bendix/King says the wait is over, or nearly so. This week at AirVenture, it announced that it will begin accepting orders for the new Apex Edge series aftermarket EFIS system in October. Unlike aftermarket offerings from other manufacturers, the Edge consists of two discrete units, the KFD 840 primary flight display ($16,995) and the KSN 770 integrated multi-function display at $13,995. Integrated in this case means it contains a single digital navcomm and a WAAS-capable GPS navigator all rolled into a single panel-mounted box.

Deliveries of the 840 are expected before the end of the year while the MFD is promised for the first quarter of 2009 with approval planned under an approved model list that encompasses hundreds of aircraft types. The KFD 840 has an 8.4-inch diagonal high resolution display with a single ADAHRS designed to operate without GPS or other sensor adding. It will talk to most common attitude-based autopilots and includes a weight-and-balance calculator that can be customized for the aircraft installation. Rate-based autopilots will need to retain their mechanical rate sources. The Edge is intended for installation in aircraft under 6,000 pounds and for approval under approved model lists. Honeywell’s Chad Cundiff told AVweb that the 840 has the largest display available for aftermarket applications and the multi-function display is unique for integrating a navcomm and GPS in a single box for legacy aircraft applications. For more detail on this system, see or visit Hangar B, booth 2081-2066. Listen to our detailed podcast on the Apex here.

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