Tyrolean Jet Services (TJS) was founded in 1978 as Austria’s first executive air operator. Today, the company offers a full range of customized aircraft management services including business and VVIP charter flights, aircraft maintenance and sales as well as concierge services.
Within its fleet, the company manages a Bombardier Global on behalf of the senior principal of Daniel Swarovski Corp.
With many air navigation mandates coming into effect around the world, TJS decided the time was right to upgrade the aircraft’s cockpit technologies and also invest in modernizing the Bombardier Global’s cabin management system and connectivity.
Honeywell Aerospace was selected to provide a full range of cockpit, cabin and connectivity upgrades.
TJS upgraded the cockpit with ADS-B, CPDLC and the FMS 6.1 software upgrade that provides Future Air Navigation (FANS) capability and that prepares the aircraft for LPV approaches. The flight deck was also upgraded with Honeywell Primus Elite DU-875 liquid crystal displays.
Alongside the cockpit upgrades, TJS selected Honeywell Ovation Select as its new cabin management system, combining this with the Honeywell JetWave tail-mounted satellite communications (satcom) system and Honeywell GoDirect Services connectivity.
Martin Lener, TJS’s chief executive officer, attributes the success of the project to the 40-year relationship with Honeywell. “Long-term relationships are very, very important in our company,” he said.
“Entering into this world needs proper guidance, which we have in-house. But we have been very happy with the support which we have received from Honeywell Aerospace.
“The response from the clients we have already welcomed on board is very good and so we expect that these upgrades will help increase the aircraft’s utilization.”