The Connected Aircraft
Connectivity is everywhere – from our homes to our cars to our offices to airplanes, and everywhere in between. It’s no longer acceptable to be “out of range.” For aircraft operators, connectivity presents a new set of operational, efficiency and comfort benefits that were previously unavailable.
This connectivity means more than just in-flight emails, movies and social media posts while in flight. The Connected Aircraft revolutionizes modern-day flying, dramatically improving fleet management, flight safety, passenger and crew experience, mission effectiveness, maintenance, flight operations, aircraft turnaround time and costs.
What is the Connected Aircraft?
Opening the data pipe to and from the aircraft opens up a great variety of opportunities for flight crews, the fleet managers, air traffic control, maintenance personnel on the ground and more. Suddenly the aircraft becomes a data-rich node on a larger network, leveraging new technology and more reliable high-speed Wi-Fi connections to link an airplane’s components and equipment to immediately send, receive and analyze data.
Using big data, analytics, and secure communications technology, aircraft operators are now better able to anticipate opportunities – to avoid weather, to avoid disruption, to avoid cost, to drive faster turnaround times.
But what enables access to this data? With Honeywell’s Aircraft Data Gateway and GoDirect Router, airlines are able to wirelessly load all sources of data on and off their aircraft in real-time. Want even more connectivity? Our JetWave system adds satellite communications. It’s technology like this that is driving the connected aircraft for airlines. CLICK HERE to see how it works.
Honeywell’s century-long legacy of providing innovative avionics systems and mechanical products uniquely positions the company to harness this cache of data to its full operational and entertainment potential. Put simply, Honeywell makes it, understands it and knows how to connect it to deliver meaningful value.
To support the Connected Aircraft, Honeywell’s market-leading satellite communications hardware, including JetWave, and GoDirect suite of cabin connectivity, flight efficiency and maintenance services are designed to make the business of flying an aircraft more efficient, safer and more enjoyable.
Our team is already doing far more than connecting the plane and giving passengers the ability to Instagram on their flight. Honeywell is enhancing the concept of aviation, enhancing how aircraft operate, enhancing how passengers fly and taking this industry into the digital age.
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