Connectivity is a top priority for the aviation industry, which is why this month’s Global Connected Aircraft Summit attracted more than 300 participants from airlines, operators, integrators and technology suppliers – including Honeywell Aerospace. Honeywell was platinum sponsor of the event, which was held in Los Angeles.
Honeywell’s Phil Hermann, director of Connected Aircraft Marketing, serves on the summit advisory board and moderated a panel discussion titled “The Connected Cockpit: Driving Change.” Panelists included Steven Weinhardt, United Airlines and Ben Griffin, Inmarsat, as well as David Goldstein and Jason Wissink from Honeywell Aerospace.
Panelists discussed cockpit connectivity advancements that are delivering safety, productivity and situational awareness benefits to operators and pilots, and took part in a dialog with summit participants.
“The connected cockpit delivers a variety of benefits for operators, pilots and maintenance crews,” Hermann said. “These include enhancing operational benefits like helping the aircraft fly higher, faster and more efficiently. Connectivity also provides a differentiated experience by improving productivity in the cockpit and making pilots more efficient. Finally, there’s the ability to make maintenance more effective, reduce lifecycle cost and improve the value the asset – the aircraft itself.”
Honeywell is a leading provider of aircraft connectivity solutions. The company provides the full range of hardware, services and software for commercial and defense connectivity applications.