Four years after its press debut in 2014, BendixKing announced the certification of its new AeroVue panel modification for Beechcraft’s B200 King Airs. The mod amounts to a total overhaul of the panel, featuring three 12-inch diagonal displays with synthetic vision, new radios, dual WAAS GPS units, and autopilot. Dual Mode S, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compliant transponders and a standby attitude module are also included in this all-digital upgrade.
The AeroVue system borrows heavily from Honeywell’s Apex avionics platform, which is standard equipment in the Pilatus PC-12NG. Like the Apex, there’s a center-pedestal multifunction keypad and a cursor control device for making data entries. The AeroVue is designed to interface with legacy B200 panels, and weighs some 125 pounds less.
Options include weather radar, traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS), enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS), wireless chart and database update capability via Aspen Avionics’ CG100P Connected Gateway, and internet/VoIP and text messaging using BendixKing’s AeroWave receiver.
AeroVue currently lists eight authorized installers: American Aviation of Brooksville, Florida; Banyan Air Service of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Capital Aviation Inc. of Bethany, Oklahoma; DFW Instruments of Addison, Texas; Fargo Jet of Fargo, North Dakota; Mayo Aviation of Englewood, Colorado; Sarasota Avionics and Maintenance of Venice, Florida; and Stevens Aviation, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio.