Honeywell has recently achieved certification of the latest Epic Load 27.1 Next Generation Flight Management System (NGFMS) for the Embraer E-Jet family.
This new NGFMS will deliver significant benefits to operators of the Embraer E-Jet family (E170 / 175/ 190 / 195) through enhanced functionality including major improvements in flight planning and performance predictions, and improved efficiency. Load 27.1 will enable operators to access to the latest next generation airspace navigation procedures including Performance Based Navigation, LPV approaches, RNP AR operations down to 0.1 RNP, and FMS integrated Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications.
The Gold package option for the NGFMS in Load 27.1 for the Embraer E-Jets, adds several airline-specific capabilities to the Basic NGFMS that deliver quantifiable and measurable value to airlines operating these aircraft. The Gold Option contains three features that can provide quantifiable reductions in fuel burn for typical revenue service operations with the E-Jet.
Those features are:
- Cost Index and ECON speeds
- Optimum (Off-idle) descent path creation and management capability; includes CDA
- Wind Trade Steps evaluation
To inform operators of the enhanced functionality of the Load 27/1 NGFMS, Honeywell has recently published 3 white papers.