BendixKing, a division of Honeywell (NYSE: HON), confirmed that its KT74 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Enabled Transponder has received an expanded Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). The system now includes Garmin’s GTN/GNS series Wide Area Augmentation System GPS as an approved data position source. As a result the KT 74 AML STC includes over 700 aircraft models and meets the FAA’s requirements as an approved ADS-B Out transponder when coupled with a Garmin GTN/GNS, NexNav Mini or Freeflight 1201 GPS system. Earlier this year, The KT 74 received a Minor Change Approval for Mode S operation in Europe with an AML of 981 aircraft.
“This new AML STC allows pilots more flexibility and options for choosing a ADS-B Out transponder to meet the upcoming global mandates, said Roger Dykmann, director of Product Management at BendixKing. “The KT 74 not only meets the global mandates for ADS-B Out*, but as a slide-in replacement for the popular BendixKing KT 76A/C and KT 78A transponders, it provides a simple and economical upgrade path for an ADS-B solution.”
The KT 74 ADS-B Out Enabled Mode S Transponder has a suggested MSRP of$2,999 and offers the following features:
• Affordable Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out *
• Sleek Design
• Low power consumption
• Stopwatch and timer
• Altitude monitor
• Built-in altitude repeater
• Traffic Information System (TIS) Traffic output
• Improved Situational Awareness
• High Reliability
In early 2012, BendixKing took a major step forward by setting up independent business operations functioning within Honeywell. This new business model gives us the independence and flexibility we need to respond to the unique needs of light aircraft owners and pilots. With new operations, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, BendixKing is on the right path to better serve your aviation needs. BendixKing is committed to the creation of innovative, reliable, intuitive avionics for the general aviation pilot. When you choose to fly with BendixKing you can be confident that the products you depend on today will serve you well into the future. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @BendixKing
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