Aircraft Review

October 2018 Issue

BendixKing AeroVue: Cursor-Driven EFIS

The AeroVue EFIS retrofit is an automation injection for aging King Airs. More STC approvals could give it a competitive edge in the turboprop refurb market.

The suite for the King Air has three high-resolution 12-inch color LCD screens. There’s pilot and copilot primary flight displays and a multifunction display. The displays are instant-on and the whole system comes up ready in roughly 20 seconds. The screens have multilayer anti-reflective coating that permits a pretty wide viewing angle—as much as 80 degrees. They simply have to be high performers for big cockpits and the are. There’s a dedicated autopilot controller directly above the MFD, plus two PFD controllers.

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