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Honeywell’s Legendary Boeing 757 Test Aircraft To Showcase Latest Aviation Technology At Avalon 2023

Honeywell’s Legendary Boeing 757 Test Aircraft To Showcase Latest Aviation Technology At Avalon 2023

  • Honeywell’s flying testbed will showcase new seamless, high-speed internet connectivity designed for government and military users

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, 27 FEBRUARY 2023 – Honeywell’s iconic Boeing 757 test aircraft will be participating in Australian International Airshow 2023 (Avalon) from 28 February 2023 to 5 March 2023. At Avalon Airport, the 40-year-old testbed will showcase the latest aerospace and defense technological innovations and conduct several demonstration flights.

Flight demonstrations will allow participants the opportunity to experience Resilient Beyond Visual Line of Sight Communications (BVLOS) through Honeywell and Inmarsat’s SATCOM systems and software solutions. Honeywell will illustrate the significance of secure connectivity in a seamless, reliable, and secure environment through a simulated real-world mission scenario.

“Our 757 draws a crowd wherever it goes, but it’s the technology in the plane that deserves the attention,” says Matt Milas, President, Defense and Space, Honeywell Aerospace. “The newest technologies on this aircraft will demonstrate how the battlefield can be seamlessly connected from space, air, and ground. We are confident that our strong legacy at Honeywell and relentless innovation will provide the solutions to help our customers around the world modernise to meet ever-changing needs.”

Honeywell will be making several key announcements at the show that reiterate its commitment to providing reliable and cost-effective solutions for its customers across the aerospace and defense sector. This includes the agreements with Rosebank Engineering Australia for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter wheels and brakes program in the Asia Pacific region, and BAE Systems Australia to supply aircraft parts and component repair services for Hawk 127 aircraft.

“We remain committed to improving the effectiveness of military missions by creating a smarter and more connected battlefield,” said John Guasto, Vice President, Honeywell Defense and Space. “This includes providing reliable solutions that boost operational efficiency, safety and real-time connectivity.”

More about the Boeing 757 test aircraft

The Boeing 757 testbed will spotlight software and hardware solutions to improve mission readiness, including:

·         JetWave MCX – Honeywell’s Ka-Band SATCOM optimised for military missions.

·         HSD 400 – Inmarsat SBB L-Band cockpit and cabin SATCOM (GEO network) with SPSC modem for L-Max capability

·         Aspire 400 – Inmarsat SBB L-Band cockpit and cabin SATCOM (GEO network)

·         GoDirect Router – holds Honeywell’s Enterprise Management & Console Software

Please visit Honeywell at Avalon 2023, Booth 2M18 in Hall 2, or contact a Honeywell representative for more information on the Boeing 757 aircraft or Honeywell technology.

About Honeywell

Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information, visit or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero

Honeywell ( delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

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