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Honeywell KFD 840 Gets FAA Approval

By Tish Drake | October 9, 2009

Honeywell received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval for its KFD 840 Primary Flight Display for piston-powered aircraft. Honeywell said it anticipates customer deliveries will begin next month. The KFD 840 replaces six traditional analog cockpit instruments with one large display, according to Honeywell. “The KFD 840 gives pilots the ability to upgrade to one of the widest artificial horizons available today, helping increase situational awareness,” said Chad Cundiff, Honeywell vice president of Crew Interface Systems. “Altitude and airspeed information are depicted in vertical tapes with rolling digits, so the transition to this new display is intuitive for any pilot. Competing systems compress the same information into much smaller displays, which offers little advantage over the analog instruments they replace.” For related news

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