Avionics Report

December 2000 Issue

Bendix/King’s KMD 150

A crisp display and simple, joystick-driven operation without spending a kingís ransom. But interface options are limited.

[IMGCAP(1)] If thereís any single word to describe the state of the current avionics market, itís this: Utter confusion. Even for those of us in the business, keeping various models straight is a chore. (Letís see, the GX-60, is that the one with or without onboard comm?)

This is especially true in the multi-function display market, which was once sparse and dominated by one or two manufacturers. To be honest, five years ago, nobody was buying these things. Now there are a half dozen to pick from, each with its own featureset and limitations.

Avidyne is still striving for world domination, announcing a new interface option every other week while UPSAT/Apollo has scored big with the...

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