Cessna selects Honeywell Primus Epic avionics for new Citation Hemisphere large-cabin business jet

ORLANDOFla. Cessna Aircraft Company officials in Wichita, Kan., have selected Honeywell’s (NYSE:HON) Primus Epic integrated cockpit system for the new Cessna Citation Hemisphere large-cabin business jet.


ORLANDO, Fla. Cessna Aircraft Company officials in Wichita, Kan., have selected Honeywell’s (NYSE:HON) Primus Epic integrated cockpit system for the new Cessna Citation Hemisphere large-cabin business jet.

Honeywell’s transoceanic flight management system — including SmartView for lower minimums, precision inertial reference sensors, and a Connected Aircraft solution — will enable Hemisphere operators to reach destinations faster and with reduced cost, officials say.


Cessna’s Citation Hemisphere aircraft will come well-equipped with Honeywell’s Primus Epic cockpit, which will provide pilots with a conformal 3D view of the outside world, even in challenging weather conditions such as fog, rain, or snow to improve situational awareness. Honeywell’s Connected Aircraft solution includes satellite communications and connectivity airtime as well as cockpit, cabin, and maintenance apps and services.

“Honeywell engines already power the Citation Longitude, and this agreement expands our relationship with Cessna in the large-cabin aircraft segment,” says Brian Sill, president, Commercial Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace.

Honeywell is providing Cessna’s Citation Hemisphere with Primus Epic, the latest integrated cockpit system, and other advanced technologies:

The SmartView Synthetic Vision System (SVS) provides a 3D color image of runways, terrain, and obstacles, giving pilots a clear view of the outside world even during bad weather and at night through all phases of flight from takeoff to landing.

The IntuVue Volumetric Weather Radar system provides the most advanced, automatic, complete, accurate and intuitive view of airborne weather hazards, resulting in more efficient hazard avoidance.

Airport 2D and 3D Moving Maps display runways, taxiways, and airport markings on navigation displays, and they integrate seamlessly with SmartView SVS for an “out-the-window, gate-to-gate” view of the airport.

Honeywell’s transoceanic Next Generation Flight Management System enables efficient flight and next-generation approach capabilities with Required Navigation Performance Approval Required.

Honeywell’s latest generation of advanced LED large-format, high-resolution displays provides optimal situational awareness.

Touchscreen controllers integrated with cockpit and aircraft systems provide advanced functionality for system management and audio control to reduce pilot workload and increase efficiency.

Aspire 300 satellite communications enables simultaneous cockpit voice and data connectivity via the Iridium satellite system for safety services.

Optional JetWave cabin satellite communications delivers a high-bandwidth, global connectivity experience for passenger productivity and entertainment.

Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on commercial, defense, and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. 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. The business delivers safer, faster, and more efficient and comfortable transportation-related experiences worldwide.

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