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Honeywell and Universal Weather Team On Flight Support Services

 - October 10, 2011, 12:25 PM

Universal Weather and Aviation (Booth No. C8926) and Honeywell (Booth No. N4500) have joined forces to provide extra flight services support for business aviation operators. Honeywell will augment its Global Data Center (GDC) offering with flight permits plus global ground handling, concierge and security services provided by Universal Weather. Meanwhile Universal Weather’s customers will be able to access Honeywell’s GDC and Flight Sentinel real-time flight following packages. GDC facilitates flight planning, while Flight Sentinel mitigates air traffic delays in the U.S.

The companies will not charge subscribers extra for the upgraded services, which are “avionics agnostic,” according to Carl Esposito, Honeywell v-p of marketing and product development. However, he added that the GDC tools work particularly well with the company’s Primus Epic cockpits.

Esposito said that his company has no immediate plans to offer Flight Sentinel internationally, but he does not rule out the possibility for expanding the service beyond the U.S. in the future.