Orlando will be the center of business aviation universe from October 16-18. That’s when more than 25,000 aircraft owners and operators, pilots, manufacturers, suppliers and aviation geeks gather for the granddaddy of all business aviation events. It’s the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition. Starting with our own unique, fuselage-shaped exhibit – Booth 2600 at the Orange County Convention Center – you’ll find Honeywell just about everywhere you look on the exhibition floor and flight line. That’s because no one provides more products, services and software solutions to make flying safer, more efficient and more comfortable. We’re on the newest and best-selling business jets. We’re improving the capabilities of existing aircraft. We’re helping customers meet the latest mandates. And we’re providing legendary service to your operations and maintenance teams. Here are five reasons you’ll want to connect with us at NBAA 2018. You need to get connected. We’re all about connectivity at this year’s show and with good reason. The connected aircraft is the biggest fundamental change in business aviation in a generation and Honeywell is at the leading edge of the connected revolution. In our exhibit, you’ll experience connectivity at its best with our industry-leading satellite communications systems, including the JetWave™ system that provides inflight Wi-Fi so fast and reliable that passengers will forget they’re not in the office. Learn about GoDirect™ services and applications that improve operations, put critical information at pilots’ and dispatchers’ fingertips, and help operators reduce connectivity costs. Find out how we’re extending the power of connectivity to operations and maintenance teams and attend Honeywell M&O sessions on cabin connectivity, connected maintenance and other topics. You feel the need for speed. Join us at the Honeywell exhibit from 5-6:30 p.m. on October 16th for a cold one and a chance to meet NASCAR star driver Brad Keselowski and Joey Meier, who doubles as his pilot and spotter. Brad will talk about his stellar NASCAR career and experiences as three-time XFINITY Series Most Popular Driver as voted by fans. He and Joey also will tell you what it’s like to work with Honeywell. Brad owns a Learjet 45 equipped with Honeywell’s TFE731 engines and Primus Elite cockpit with DU875 displays. They also use our GoDirect™ Flight Sentinel service and cover critical aircraft systems with Honeywell’s maintenance and service plans. You want to know what’s ahead. We’re going to release our 27th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook on Sunday, October 14th and the results are sure to be a hot topic in Orlando. Across the industry, professionals look to our annual survey, which takes the pulse of the global business aviation industry by gathering information from various sources including aircraft manufacturers, industry analysts and more than 1,500 operators. Over the years, the forecast has served as highly accurate barometer of operators’ aircraft buying plans, sentiments and concerns for a forward-looking 10-year period. Check our website on October 14th for forecast details or stop by our booth at NBAA. Also watch the website for some exciting news we expect to announce during the show. You need to freshen-up your airplane. Stop by to learn about our extensive portfolio of retrofit, modification and upgrade options. If you’re looking to improve the cockpit of your King Air B200 you’ll want to see the BendixKing AeroVue integrated flight deck on display in our booth and visit our own B200 at Atlantic Aviation for real-time, in-person AeroVue demonstrations. If you want passengers to be more comfortable and satisfied, check out our connectivity and cabin management systems. And if you’re feeling the pressure of mandate deadlines, let us help you get your aircraft ADS-B Out ready or prepare for other requirements. From satellite communications, to engines and auxiliary power units, to new and better cockpit displays, Honeywell has the technology you need to improve safety, efficiency and passenger satisfaction in your operation. You need better operational performance. In the cockpit, in the cabin, in the dispatch center and on the flight line, Honeywell services – including our signature portfolio of GoDirect™ services and applications – can help you improve your flight department’s performance. Pilots rave about the Weather Information Service that provides real-time weather data throughout the flight via their electronic flight bag. GoDirect™ Flight Planning considers thousands of variables and performs millions of calculations to help pilots and dispatchers pick the most direct, comfortable and fuel-efficient route. And our maintenance and service plans, including the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan and Maintenance Service Plan, take the stress out of maintaining your aircraft. Stop by our booth at NBAA to learn how we can make your operation better. Keep an eye on Honeywell during NBAA 2018. Visit us at the show, check our website and follow us on social media.