Honeywell’s solution will meet the avionics needs of the Airbus A320, A330 and A350 aircraft fleet
PHOENIX, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell’s (NASDAQ: HON) Flight Management System (FMS) has been selected by Airbus to meet the air traffic management needs of the future A320, A330 and A350. With the new FMS, airline customers will benefit from optimal operational efficiency, reliability and safety. Additionally, the new FMS also incorporates connectivity with the outside world, including Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), to ease pilot workload and improve fuel economy through the use of real-time data. .
“This victory for Honeywell demonstrates Airbus’ confidence in our avionics systems,” said Jim Curier, President, Electronic Solutions, Honeywell Aerospace. “The new FMS combines several current FMS offerings for Airbus into a single solution for their A320, A330 and A350 platforms. Importantly, the new FMS hardware is 15 times better than current hardware and paves the way for future enhancements without hardware changes. Honeywell has been providing flight management systems since the entry into service of the first Airbus A300, and this contract will extend our partnership 35 years into the future.”
Honeywell’s FMS family has already been deployed by Airbus on the A320, A330, A350 and A380 platforms. The new FMS is being developed to build on millions of hours of Honeywell’s FMS heritage, with improved modularity, advanced features and a multi-core processing platform. When development is complete, the new FMS will be a self-contained federated system, making it easier for operators to support the fleet.
The FMS will be offered as a single standardized hardware and software platform that can be used across the entire fleet of Airbus A320, A330 and A350 aircraft with expected entry into service by the end of 2026 A retrofit solution based on the same core hardware and common software is also planned for the A320 and A330 aircraft fleet. An FMS provides primary navigation, flight planning, optimized route determination and en route guidance for an aircraft.
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