ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 10, 2017 – BendixKing, a division of Honeywell (NYSE: HON), has increased its offering of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out technologies with a new upgrade for existing aircraft currently using the Communication, Navigation and Identification 5000 Integrated Avionics System. This upgrade gives pilots and operators of CitationJet 525, 525A and 550 Bravo aircraft a quick, affordable and easy way to meet the Federal Aviation Administration’s Jan. 1, 2020, mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast.
BendixKing’s upgrade for its Communication, Navigation and Identification 5000 Integrated Avionics System (CNI 5000) is the simplest and most affordable way to bring new capabilities to the current traffic and surveillance system with a transition to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B OUT).
The CNI 5000 ADS-B Out upgrade provides the following benefits:
- Simplified and affordable retrofit for your existing BendixKing CNI 5000 transponders
- ADS-B OUT certified for the CitationJet 525, CitationJet 525A and Citation 550 Bravo
- Meets FAA ADS-B OUT mandate requirements
- Lightweight and low power consumption
“There are currently 20,731 business jet aircraft to be upgraded to ADS-B. With only an estimated 100 avionics shops that are turbine certified, there is not enough time to accommodate the FAA mandate that goes in effect on Jan. 1, 2020,” said Roger Dykmann, vice president, marketing and product management, BendixKing. “With the new upgrade, owners can quickly and affordably retrofit their existing CNI 5000 to comply with the FAA ADS-B OUT mandate.”
“With FAA ADS-B mandates right around the corner, we are excited to offer our customers BendixKing’s new CNI 5000 program,” said Steven Metayer, vice president, aftermarket sales, Textron. “The CNI 5000 ADS-B upgrade kit gives pilots an affordable way to upgrade fast. No one else on the market today has pricing as competitive as this.”
For more information on BendixKing ADS-B Out technologies, please visit us at booth #N5100 at the National Business Aviation Association show in Las Vegas Oct. 10–12.