With more than 10,000 TCAS II/ACAS II installations on more than 325 aircraft types, BendixKing is the overwhelming choice in collision avoidance for airline and corporate pilots. The KTA 970 delivers the reliability and capability of TCAS I.
The BendixKing traffic systems can track up to 60 aircraft and display information on up to 30. Eight pilot-selectable ranges from 2 nm to 40 nm show three levels of intruders: non-threat, proximity intruder and Traffic Advisory (TA).
The KTA 970 features two directional antennas, each weighing less than a pound, and taking up a third the space of traditional TCAS antennas. The directional antennas, one placed on top of your aircraft, the other on the bottom, minimize own-aircraft shadowing and maximize range. A bottom omni-directional antenna is also available for aircraft with fixed gear.
Measuring only 3.5 in. wide by 5.95 in. deep and weighing less than a pound, the KA 815 directional antenna is the smallest and lightest TCAS antenna available today, simplifying installation, minimizing interference with existing antennas and reducing drag.
The KTA 970 benefits from flexible display volumes. The system displays aircraft up to 8,700 feet above or below your aircraft. On takeoff, you can select the “above” view, and the system will display traffic 8,700 feet above and 2,700 feet “below” to concentrate on the space above you; on approach, you can select below and the system will display traffic 2,700 feet above and 8,700 feet below. Enroute, a normal selection will track aircraft 2,700 feet above and below your aircraft.
System is priced with KTA 970, two KA 815 directional antennas, applicable installation kits and a traffic module for use with the KMD 550 and 850 Multi-Function Displays. To maximize space and weight savings, consider the KMH 980, which adds the benefit of EGPWS.