PHOENIX, 15 Oct. 2015.Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE:HON) is offering Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft customers its latest precision navigation capabilities, designed to increase airport traffic capacity while decreasing weather-related delays, noise, and operating costs through more efficient routing and improved navigation performance.
"We work closely with Airbus to ensure that our mutual customers have the most advanced technology so they fly the safest and most efficient flights possible," explains John Bolton, president, Air Transport and Regional, Honeywell Aerospace. "Honeywell's latest Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver was designed to help airlines meet current industry navigation mandates and prepare for future capabilities through simple software upgrades."
Honeywell's Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver (IMMR) navigation receiver enable airline operators to take advantage of the latest in satellite-based navigation, such as Honeywell's SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), which allows more accurate approach and landing access than today's land-based systems, officials say. The new navigation receiver will also offer expanded capabilities for landing in very-low-visibility weather conditions.
The Honeywell IMMR all-digital navigation radio integrates multiple navigation functions into a single receiver, while reducing size and weight up to 50 percent compared with current solutions, according to the company. IMMR makes it easier for pilots to fly more complex and precise flight paths and approaches by using GPS satellites to pinpoint the aircraft's location with extreme precision. Latest procedures and systems supported by the IMMR include satellite-based augmentation system, Required Navigation Performance-Authorization Required, and GPS Landing System (GLS) Category I.
The IMMR, designed with future growth in mind, is software upgradeable to support safe and successful GBAS GLS Category III approaches and landings that enable pilots to fly and land the aircraft in poor weather conditions and low visibility. The solution is also provisioned to support multiple satellite-based navigation solutions beyond GPS in the future.
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on commercial, defense, and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more.