Empire Aviation Group Enhances Its In-Flight Wi-Fi Services with Honeywell Technologies

Dubai-based business jet operator selects Honeywell’s cabin and cockpit solutions across its entire worldwide fleet

Empire and Honeywell at EBACE

GENEVA, May 25, 2016 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) signed an agreement with Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connectivity services and products for the cabin and cockpit. The technologies, developed by Honeywell’s recent acquisition, Satcom1, will be installed on the entire fleet of aircraft managed by Empire Aviation Group. 

The selection of hardware and airtime services supplied by Honeywell will enhance crew and passenger productivity, as well as boost passenger entertainment for Empire Aviation Group’s business jet owners and charter clients. Honeywell’s products include the AvioIP cabin router, which helps enable more reliable in-flight connectivity for passengers by giving them an “office in the sky” experience with enhanced Internet access, email, videoconferencing and smartphone usage. Pilots will also have access to Honeywell’s Global Data Center in the cockpit, where real-time flight support and weather information services help them increase efficiency, measure fuel usage and avoid delays.

“Our all-in-one ‘GoDirect’ approach to connectivity helps aviation management companies like Empire Aviation Group add value in a market that relies heavily upon technology for the best possible flying experience,” said Michael Edmonds, vice president, Aerospace Services and Connectivity at Honeywell Aerospace. “Honeywell is on the cutting edge of quickly evolving airplane communication technology. This agreement demonstrates the breadth of Honeywell’s products and services, as well as our ability to deliver on the potential for vastly improved aerospace connectivity.”

Uniting Honeywell’s software and hardware capabilities gives operators a seamless experience with a “one-stop-shop” connectivity platform spanning routing software, airtime, hardware equipment, electronics and flight support services. Customers have access to integrated and custom solutions to meet their connectivity needs, with a much greater global reach.

“There is high demand for connectivity solutions that help passengers stay connected in flight and provide pilots with the real-time information they need to enhance the flying experience,” said Paras P. Dhamecha, executive director, Empire Aviation Group. “Unifying our cabin and cockpit services through one unique provider means we can deliver the highest level of service to our aircraft owners and charter clients, satisfying their appetite for connectivity now and in the future.” 

Learn more about Honeywell’s Satellite Communication and Aerospace Services solutions at EBACE 2016, booth U123 in hall 6, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more. The business delivers safer, faster, and more efficient and comfortable transportation-related experiences worldwide. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero and @Honeywell_Turbo

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Donna McGrory

Donna McGrory

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