Value Added: Improved Situational Awareness and Navigation Now Standard on Beechcraft King Air 350i

Value Added: Improved Situational Awareness  and Navigation Now Standard on  Beechcraft King Air 350i

Value Added: Improved Situational Awareness and Navigation Now Standard on Beechcraft King Air 350i



Textron Aviation recently announced that iTAWS is now standard on the Pro Line Fusion®-equipped Beechcraft King Air 350i/ER turboprop aircraft. The system provides an integrated Terrain Awareness and Warning System (iTAWS) with the Fusion’s high-resolution Synthetic Vision System (SVS) for easy operation.

iTAWS brings aural and visual warnings to the primary flight and multi-function displays, and it eliminates the standalone TAWS line-replaceable unit along with all related wiring and complexity.

Also, newly standard for the King Air 350i is multi-scan radar with turbulence detection that automatically detects short, mid and long-range weather. This provides an optimized weather picture regardless of the aircraft altitude or the range selected. Additionally, mobile enablement is now available as an option that allows wireless chart and flight plan uploads from an iPad via the ARINCDirect app, in addition to allowing the avionics to wirelessly receive and upload v-speeds.

All new Beechcraft King Air turboprops come equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion flight decks. The company expects to roll out the new features on the King Air 250 in the near future.

About Pro Line Fusion

Pro Line Fusion for the King Air brings one of the most trusted avionics architectures to the first full touch-screen flight display system. The avionics system changes how operators fly through a one-of-a-kind intuitive flight deck interface. Its three 14-inch displays are interchangeable, high-resolution and touch controlled. Other performance-enhancing capabilities include:

  • Integrated touch-screen checklists
  • Intuitive graphical touch-screen flight planning
  • High-resolution SVS with patented airport dome graphics
  • Convenient presets to reconfigure all three displays with a single touch
  • Dual multi-sensor flight management system
  • Available automatic flight plan uploads
  • Open and scalable architecture for future upgrades and mandates

For more information, visit www.txtav.com.

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