Symmetry Cockpit Earns Gulfstream Top Award

June 18, 2015

Avionics Magazine presented its first-ever Technology Company of the Year Award to Gulfstream, recognizing the technology behind the Gulfstream Symmetry™ Flight Deck featured on the G500 and G600 business jets. The Symmetry Flight Deck is based on Honeywell’s proven Primus Epic integrated avionics system.

“Congratulations to Gulfstream on this outstanding achievement and well-deserved award,” said Brian Sill, Honeywell Aerospace president of Business and General Aviation. “The Symmetry Flight Deck is the first to feature our integrated touchscreen controllers, active control side-sticks, next-generation enhanced vision system and other innovations that make it one of the most advanced flight decks in business aviation.”

With the goal of making displays more intuitive, integrated and significantly more user-friendly for pilots, Honeywell’s new touch capabilities will ease workload and improve communications in the cockpit. The 10 integrated touch screens will be used for system controls, flight management, communication, checklists and monitoring weather and flight information.

In addition to providing a full range of avionics and safety systems, Honeywell also is providing the auxiliary power unit, environmental control system and cabin pressure control system for the G500 and G600.

The G500 and G600 are part of Gulfstream’s new family of aircraft. The G500 is currently undergoing flight testing, having made its maiden flight in May.

The Avionics Magazine awards were presented June 8 at the second annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit in Chantilly, Va. Honeywell Aerospace was platinum sponsor of the event.

Honeywell Aerospace also was honored with the magazine’s Social Media Campaign of the Year Award for its “100 Years in Aviation” campaign. The internal and external campaign featured Honeywell’s contributions to the aviation industry over the past century. The Avionics Magazine Award particularly cited the campaign’s broad social media outreach through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Weibo, which generated more than 5,400 social media posts and 25,200 Twitter engagements.