Honeywell by Aircraft Size and Category - Part II

January 05, 2017 | Author: Jeremy Dingman

Our first installment annotated the super-large to mid-size business jets to see what sort of equipment Honeywell provides in terms of both avionics and engines. In case you missed it, you can read it here.

Without further ado, we review the FlightGlobal “Pocket Guide” (which still doesn’t fit in my pocket) to the second half of the list, covering smaller and lighter business jets.

  1. Super-light business jets
    Honeywell offers an upgrade derivative of the TFE731 turbofan engine—the-40BR—to power the super-light Bombardier® Learjet 75.
    The Embraer® Legacy 450, the fastest mid-light business jet in its class, is powered by Honeywell’s reliable and efficient HTF7500E turbofan engine and 36-150 auxiliary power unit (APU). Honeywell’s Ovation™ Select cabin management system is standard.
    Cessna Citation XLS+: Honeywell extends the aircraft’s life with a wide selection of upgrades including the RE100 auxiliary power unit, cabin management and entertainment systems, satellite communications, navigation and radars, and terrain and traffic awareness.
  2. Light business jets
    Today’s fast, light jets make a lot of sense for someone who needs to operate between larger towns and fly medium distances of up to, say, 2,000 miles, giving you the option to make two or more stops during a business day. Of course, as opposed to the turboprops which we’ll see below, you’re restricted to concrete runways for takeoff and landing.
    Bombardier® Learjet 70: As with its larger cousin, the Learjet 75, the upgraded TFE731-40BR supercharges Learjet 70 performance, letting them fly higher, faster, hotter and heavier.
    The Pilatus® PC-24 NG utilizes the Honeywell Primus® Epic cockpit based on Honeywell’s Primus Epic integrated avionics system.
  3. Entry-level business jets
    Cessna Citation Mustang offers the BendixKing KTA 870 Traffic Advisory System as an option and the KN 63 Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) receiver/transmitter— also on the Embraer® Phenom 100—providing high-performance DME features in one compact, low-cost package.
  4. VLJ (very light jets) and personal jets
    The twin-engine Eclipse 550, a version of the Eclipse 500 initially built by Eclipse Aerospace and now One Aviation, includes the KTR 2280 multi-mode digital radio (MMDR), RDR 2000 weather radar and KGP 560 EGPWS.
    The Cirrus Vision SF50 offers our BendixKing KN 63 DME receiver/transmitter.
  5. Twin-engine turboprops
    Modern twin-turbos—engines that use a jet turbine (fan) to drive an aircraft propeller rather than relying on jet thrust—are as comfortable and well-equipped as many business jets and for short flights, 300-400 miles, the time penalty compared with jets is negligible. As we’ll see, this is a significant market for a variety of Honeywell products.
    China’s Harbin Y-12E and Y12F utility aircraft, designed to take off and land over short distances, offer several Honeywell systems. YF12F has the Primus Epic cockpit and YF12E includes the Primus HF 1050 radio system, KRA-405B radar altimeter, KR87 Automatic Direction Finder (ADF) and KN62A Distance Measuring Equipment (DME).
    Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander—one of the best-selling commercial aircraft types produced in Europe with over 750 still in service around the world—includes the Bendix/King EFS 40 electronic flight instrumentation system, KFC 325 digital flight control system and RDR 2000 digital weather radar.
    The distinctive Italian-built Piaggio Avanti EVO, the fastest twin turboprop in production, offers Honeywell’s cabin pressure control system and optional KTR 909B UHF radio.
    The Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 (with nicknames like “Chipmunk,” “Beaver,” “Buffalo” and “Caribou” — as well as the less dashing-sounding “Dash 7”) boasts the Primus Epic® high-definition digital flight deck.
    Vulcanair’s P68C and P68R high-wing six-seaters offer the BendixKing KN 63 DME.
  6. Single-engine turboprops
    The increasingly popular single-turboprop aircraft are also very comfortable and are not only safe, but also have the advantage of lower costs due to having just the one engine. And nothing beats a single-turboprop for really short, grass airstrips.
    China Aviation Industry General Aircraft’s (CAIGA) Zhuhai Leadair AG300 offers the Bendix/King KR87 Automatic Direction Finder and KN 63 DME.
    The Cessna Caravan, France’s Daher TBM 900 and Piper’s esteemed M-class M600/M500 have the KN 63 DME with the Caravan adding the Primus HF 1050 radio.
    One Aviation’s Kestrel K350 is powered by the TPE331 engine, hailed as one of the most reliable and proven turboprop engines in the world.
    The Pilatus® PC-12 NG employees the Honeywell Primus® Epic cockpit. Honeywell extends the life of the PC-12 with a wide selection of upgrades, from cabin management to entertainment to cockpit displays as well as terrain and traffic awareness systems.
  7. Pistons
    The smaller piston aircraft are well-suited for relatively short missions of 300 miles or less, great for accessing smaller airports with shorter runways making them the ideal way to reach exotic destinations…depending on what you consider “exotic.”
    The BendixKing KN 63 DME can be found on a various piston-powered aircraft including Beechcraft Baron G58 and Bonanza G36; Cessna T206 and TTx; Cirrus SR22T/SR22/SR20; and Diamond DA40 AG/42-VI and DA62; the Mooney Acclaim Type S; Piper M350/Matrix and Piper Seneca V.
    The GA8 Airvan, now known as the Mahindra Airvan 8, is powered by the Bendix/King KFC 225 flight control system.

Stay tuned for Part Three as we attempt to wrap our arms around some very large fuselages with a plethora of Honeywell products and systems in the airliner category.

Jeremy Dingman

Jeremy Dingman

Jeremy Dingman is the Senior Manager of Marketing for Honeywell’s HGuide Inertial Sensor and Navigation business and UAV Inspection Services business. Jeremy joined Honeywell in 2015 and has worked in e-commerce, channel marketing, digital marketing, copy-writing and web development.

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