BendixKing’s AeroCruze 230 autopilot receives EASA STC

BendixKing has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its AeroCruze 230 digital autopilot from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The STC means more than 35 types of aircraft can upgrade their KFC 150 autopilots.

One of the key features of the AeroCruze 230 is the AWL or Automatic Wings Level.

This feature quickly allows the pilot to rapidly bring the aircraft under control in inclement weather situations or in unusual attitudes. Pressing it brings the aircraft back to wings level.

Other features include:

  • Altitude pre-select/alerter
  • GPS/ILS/VOR tracking and approaches
  • GPS Roll Steering (GPSS), VS, IAS
  • 2-axis is standard
  • 3-axis available with optional yaw damper
  • Slide-in replacement for KFC 150
  • Computer is remote for KFC 200/250 replacements
  • Glove-friendly, color LCD touch screen
  • Dedicated controls for frequent tasks
  • Attitude input from approved source

Recommended retail price of the AeroCruze 230 is $9,995. BendixKing says it’s possible to reuse existing servos and wiring to minimise installation costs and reduce downtime.

Supported aircraft include:
Aerostar PA-60-700P
Beechcraft A36/A36TC/B36TC 1984 & Above
Beechcraft B36TC
Beechcraft F33A CE-511 thru CE-771
Beechcraft F33A CE-712 & AFTER
Cessna 182P
Cessna 182Q
Cessna 182R
Cessna 208
Cessna 208B
Cessna 210R
Cessna T182
Cessna T210R
Cessna TU206
Cessna U206G
Mooney M20J
Mooney M20K
Mooney M20L
Mooney M20M
Mooney M20R
Mooney M20S
Piper PA-28-161
Piper PA-28-181
Piper PA-28-236
Piper PA-28R-201
Piper PA-28R-201T
Piper PA-28RT-201
Piper PA-28RT-201T
Piper PA-32-301
Piper PA-32-301T
Piper PA-32R-301(SP)
Piper PA-32R-301(HP)
Piper PA-32R-301T
Piper PA-34-200T
Piper PA-34-220T
Piper PA-46-350P
Piper PA-46-310P
Socata TB10
Socata TB20

BendixKing AeroCruze 230

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