Honeywell has received FAA supplemental type certificate approval for installation of its Sky Connect Tracker III in S-76, AW139 and AS350 helicopters. Sky Connect Tracker III uses the Iridium satellite network to provide all-in-one voice, text and tracking services. Honeywell said its dual-redundant servers currently handle more than 5 million tracking, text and telemetry messages each month.
Honeywell (Booth No. 6502) also announced that Airbus Helicopters has selected its autonomous Laseref VI inertial reference navigation system for light helicopter platforms including the EC145T2. Laseref always allows helicopters to have an autonomous navigation source in the absence of GPS satellite or radio navigation signals. Laseref VI can be integrated with GPS systems to provide seamless navigation reference.