Next-gen FMS Tested Aboard G650

 - March 30, 2010, 8:10 AM

Honeywell’s next-generation flight management system (NGFMS) is currently undergoing flight testing on the Gulfstream G650 and the Boeing 747-8. “The NGFMS provides all of the capability to meet requirements for improving air traffic management through decreased separation and more direct routing,” said Honeywell Aerospace vice president of marketing and product
management Carl Esposito. According to Honeywell, it will be certified later this year on the Boeing 747-8 and next year on the G650. It will enable required navigation performance (RNP) 0.1 and also supports Waas-LPV, future air navigation system 1 (Fans-1) and Fans-2 requirements. The NGFMS works both as a standalone product, as it does on the 747-8, or integrated with other avionics, as in the Gulfstream G650.