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Traveling to the Big Game? Here's How Honeywell Avoids Flight Delays

Traveling to the Big Game? Here's How Honeywell Avoids Flight Delays

The biggest football game of the year will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 3, but getting there is no simple task.

Tens of thousands of fans from around the globe will be traveling in for the game, and many are concerned about long airport security lines and flight delays due to the recent government shutdown and frigid temperatures in much of the country. The risks of delays come not only from commercial flights but from the large number of private jets flying in and out of smaller airports nearby.

Per a recent article from CNN, the FAA says that employees have been “planning and training for months just for this busy day”. That’s good news for travelers, but Honeywell is also here to help minimize flight delays and get you to your destination safely and on time.

Passengers only have so much control when it comes to air travel. For example, I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve been on the runway ready for takeoff, just to hear the announcement that there is a mechanical issue with the plane. Luckily, Honeywell has a Direct Access App, providing pilots with an interactive map that displays Honeywell authorized service centers. This app gives pilots direct access 24/7 to aircraft-on-ground (AOG) support for fast parts delivery to help maximize aircraft uptime. So, if your aircraft runs into a mechanical issue, Honeywell has all the services to get you back on schedule.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport usually sees about 70,000 to 80,000 passengers per day. That figure will balloon to about 111,000 during the week of the Big Game. With so many airplanes on the runway, it is important for pilots to visualize approaches into and out of the airport to avoid runway incursions. Honeywell developed the Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS), a heads-up advisory system with aural alerts to increase pilots’ situational awareness during ground and air operations relative to the runway.

In addition to the RAAS, Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Preview App provides pilots with historical information on airports. For example, the service allows pilots to visualize their approaches, which is especially useful when flying into unfamiliar or busy locations. It also allows the pilot to make decisions on fuel-saving initiatives, such as using a single engine to taxi out to the runway.

When traveling for a big event, it’s important to plan accordingly. Come prepared and arrive on time to avoid long lines. And know that once you are settled and checked in, you can board your plane with confidence, knowing that Honeywell is working behind the scenes to make your flight more efficient and enjoyable.

Kathryn Kearney
Content Marketing Specialist
Katie Kearney is the global content marketing specialist for Honeywell Aerospace.


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