Three Trends Business Aviation Operators Should Follow in 2016

May 3, 2016 | Author: Jeremy Dingman

Business aviation teams are unique to aerospace and the rest of its businesses because unlike other parts of this industry, there are several different personas making decisions for a single fleet of aircraft.  

As you can imagine, these different personalities are key influencers when it comes time to make changes to the aircraft – so it’s important to have a clear-cut path to help everyone involved understand what upgrades are necessary, and how it affects their bottom line. So whether you’re the owner of the aircraft making the final decision, or the director of maintenance trying to persuade a team of officers, here are three trends all business aircraft operators should follow in 2016.

  1. GoDirectStreamline Services 
    For business jet operators, the amount of time it takes to find all the necessary services your aircraft uses can be excessive. And in 2016, technology is too fast and too good to spend numerous hours trying to track them all down. 

    To combat this issue, business aviation operators have turned to GoDirect, an all-encompassing, one-stop shop for all Honeywell services. GoDirect gives operators access to everything they need in one consolidated location unlike any other services solution out there. By doing so, operators are able to save time and manage all of the Honeywell services used by pilots, maintenance staff, cabin crews and even the ones they use in the cabin. These services include:

    • Maintenance Service Plans (MSP)
    • Avionics and Flight Support Services
    • Weather Information Services
    • Ground Support Services
    • Fuel Efficiency
    • Flight Planning
  2. ADSB TimelineMake a Decision on Mandates

    With 2020 deadlines for important U.S. and European mandates right around the corner, 2016 is the perfect time for business aviation operators to make their move to avoid the long lines that come with waiting until the last minute. A trend we’ve noticed this year is operators using their upcoming maintenance appointment to get these configurations installed. This prevents additional downtime and gives operators a predictable timeline so that they’re back in the air and onto their next travel destination.

    Luckily, Honeywell’s been on top of these mandates since the beginning and is continually working with their global dealer network to provide you with a solution to fit your current aircraft configuration. In fact, Honeywell’s global dealer network has made it easier than ever with new Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) designed for your aircraft. Our recommendation? Follow this trend and get into your Honeywell authorized service center to get these done before it’s too late. 

  3. JetwaveGo Wireless or Go Home

    Many business operators around the world are enjoying high speed connections from the comfort of their cabins because they understand how important it is to stay connected to what’s happening on the ground – even at 51,000 feet. 

    And, with many solutions to choose from, many business aviation operators are making the switch to Honeywell’s Jetwave. It’s a popular choice in 2016 because it carries Inmarsat Aviation’s Global Xpress Ka-band network to provide operators with the same download speeds they’re used to on the ground. Plus, this type of connectivity gives many crews the capability to add other upgrades down the road with technology like cabin management systems becoming an essential part of the cabin.  

  4. Is it time you upgrade your aircraft? Let us know how we can help by filling out the form below. 

Jeremy Dingman

Jeremy Dingman

Jeremy is a Senior Channel Marketing Specialist in the Business and General Aviation division of Honeywell Aerospace. Jeremy joined Honeywell in October of 2015 and has a background in copy writing, digital marketing, sales and social media in the financial industry.

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