Honeywell announced at the opening day of AirVenture it is launching the new KX 200 navigation and communications system to assist pilots operating next-generation cockpits. The new KX 200 requires a simple installation upgrade for older KX 155 and KX 165 systems. The system has also been improved for European pilots, offering 25khz or 8.33khz frequencies and compatibility with 14-volt and 28-volt systems.
The KX 200 is a completely digital navigation and communications system that enables enhanced performance using a high-resolution LCD display. The system uses a 50-channel memory preset function, compatible with existing indicators and installed BendixKing equipment. The KX 200 will also be compatible with the new Honeywell Anthem cockpit for capabilities and safety improvements in the future.
The new system will be available commercially in the fourth quarter of 2023. Honeywell is attending EAA AirVenture and the new KX 200 will be on display in its booth.
"We redesigned the new KX 200 with ease of installation in mind," said Andrew Barker, vice president, of Integrated Avionics, Honeywell Aerospace. "The upgrade requires minimal or no aircraft downtime. Operators and owners of this new system will not have to worry about changing their navigation and communications systems if they decide to upgrade their existing cockpits."