NBAA Convention News

Honeywell Features CMS, FMS and Display Upgrades

 - October 23, 2013, 6:40 PM

Honeywell is highlighting upgrades available to its satcom products, flight management systems (FMS), cabin management systems (CMS) and cockpit displays at this year’s NBAA show.

The company has developed a modification that allows an operator with the “C” series Ovation Select CMS to upgrade the system to full HD video and audio, onboard music, Blu-ray and PlayStation capability. The modification will be offered through the Honeywell dealer network via a supplemental type certificate.

NBAA attendees can experience a fully functioning mock-up of the Ovation Select system at Honeywell’s booth (No. N4100). The system is scalable and can be retrofited to any business jet. The company reports that Ovation Select is flying on more than 40 aircraft, including a Dassault Falcon 900 that is available for viewing at the Honeywell exhibit at the Henderson Executive Airport static display.

Honeywell is featuring a refreshed “Epic 2.0” version of its Primus Epic integrated avionics system, which recently marked its tenth anniversary. With the upgraded flight deck, operators will have access to Honeywell’s SmartView synthetic vision system, IntuVue 3-D digital weather radar, Waas LPV approches and ADS-B OUT functionality.

The upgraded flight deck will also feature a new data LAN management unit-wireless (DLMU-W) database loader, which reduces database upload times by up to 80 percent, allows “seamless” transfer of downloaded material to tablets and enables pilots to wirelessly transmit tablet-created flight plans into the Primus Epic system. Honeywell is featuring a mock-up of the upgraded Primus Epic flight deck at its booth.

Among other avionics upgrades, Honeywell will feature the new Falcon Elite II upgrade of its Primus 2000 cockpit for the Dassault Falcon 900C/EX. The upgrade includes Primus Elite displays with FMS 6.1 and Waas LPV.

Upgrades to the Embraer Legacy 600 include Primus Elite displays that feature charts and maps, FMS 6.1 for LPV approaches and SmartLanding and SmartRunway safety enhancements.

Honeywell said it recently received TSO approvals for its cockpit display system/retrofit (CDS/R) software. The cockpit display upgrade features an “intuitive” display that increases situational awareness, increases reliability and reduces cost of aircraft ownership by removing cathode-ray tube monitors, according to Honeywell. The CDS/R is certified for installation on the Hawker 800. Elliott Aviation will have a CDS/R demonstration system at its booth here (No. C8143).

New Primus Elite LCD cockpit displays with enhanced functionality have been certified on the Gulfstream GIV/V, Embraer Legacy 600, Bombardier Global Express/5000/XRS, Dassault Falcon 900 and Cessna Citation X platforms.