Operational flight plans are typically produced several hours prior to departure using wind and temperature data available at the time. Updating the flight management system (FMS) with the most current wind and temperature data throughout the flight allows the FMS to recommend optimal step climbs, top of descent point and descent trajectory, resulting in fuel savings for the operator.
Honeywell’s FMS datalink service provides the information the FMS needs to perform as efficiently as possible, allowing operators to realize fuel savings using the FMS presently in use on air transport aircraft.
- Saves time over manual entry of flight plan
- Reduces the risk of data entry errors
- Optimized flight level recommendations
- Optimized descent profiles on arrival
- Improved fuel efficiency