AvMap to Offer XM WX Satellite Weather on Select Portable Navigation Systems
April 06, 2008

XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: XMSR) announced today that Honeywell has chosen the XM WX® Satellite Weather graphical and text weather information service for its general aviation global weather solution suite. The XM WX Satellite Weather will be available to aircraft operating in the United States with the Honeywell KDR 610 datalink weather receiver, which is designed to interface with the Bendix/King KMD 250, KMD 550 and KMD 850 Multi-Function Displays (MFD).  It is expected to be available by the end of the year.


“We are very excited about Honeywell incorporating the XM WX service into their global weather data suite for use on Honeywell avionics,” said Roderick MacKenzie, XM Satellite Radio’s Vice President of Advanced Applications & Services. “The XM WX service delivers continuous, detailed weather information to the cockpit so pilots can make better-informed decisions under all weather conditions and at any altitude.”

The XM WX Satellite Weather service provides pilots with comprehensive, graphical information about weather conditions across the United States. The service delivers critical, real-time information for pilots including NEXRAD Radar in high resolution, full-color graphical format to review weather patterns overlaid on a map at a glance, METARs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs and TAFs.

Heads Up Technologies will produce the XM data receiver units for Honeywell.  Heads Up Technologies previously worked with Honeywell's Cabin Management Systems & Services (CMSS) to integrate XM Satellite Radio’s audio entertainment, news, sports and talk programming.

About XM WX Satellite Weather

XM WX Satellite Weather is a comprehensive graphical weather data service offered by XM Satellite Radio and WxWorx Inc., an affiliate of Baron Services (the nation's leading provider of analytical weather services to the TV broadcast and emergency management industries). XM WX sets the new standard for provision of much-needed weather information to mobile markets, with a comprehensive offering of weather products presenting precipitation, wind, lightning, visibility, sea conditions, hazardous weather data and more to the aviation, marine and emergency response markets. The combination of more detailed and comprehensive weather data, continuous satellite delivery and exceptional coverage anywhere within the continental United States and neighboring waters is simply unmatched. For additional information about XM WX, visit http://www.XMWXweather.com.