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FMZ-2000 Flight Management System (FMS) Version 6.1 Upgrade

FMZ-2000 Flight Management System (FMS) Version 6.1 Upgrade


According to Honeywell SIL D201604000032 Rev. 9, Honeywell will end NavDb updates after September 30th, 2022, for all version of NZ FMS prior to NZ 6.1 used on aircraft that have a certified path to upgrade to NZ 6.1.Honeywell will extend NavDb updates for pre-6.1 aircraft beyond September 30th if you have placed a PO with a Honeywell dealer, the dealer has placed a PO with Honeywell, and you or your dealer have emailed Honeywell a copy of those POs along with the make, model, and tail number of the aircraft in question to PRIOR TO September 30th If you have any question, please submit your inquiry to our Honeywell mailbox., with subject FMS 6.1 .

For operators looking to access more airports, increase safety, reduce crew workload or meet the changing regulatory compliance and airspace requirements, the Honeywell FMZ-2000 flight management system (FMS) version 6.1 upgrade contains significant improvements to the FMS and other navigation systems.

For more than 20 years, our FMZ-2000 has been the FMS of choice for pilots and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This latest upgrade builds on that legacy of value and delivers superior performance to continually exceed the requirements of modern airspace.

Required for the 2020 Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A Mandate on the following aircraft:

  • Embraer Legacy 600 / 650
  • Dassault Falcon 900A / B / C / EX (Non-¬EASy)
  • Embraer Legacy 600 / 650
  • Gulfstream IV / IV-SP / V
  • Textron Cessna Citation X

Attention FMZ-2000 Operators Using Pre-FMS 6.1 Software

Beginning in January 2021, an end-of-life program will be initiated for software versions prior to FMS 6.1.

The end-of-life actions will not interrupt Navigation Database subscription service, but operators should plan to upgrade to FMS 6.1, or later, software as soon as feasible. 

Operators who don’t upgrade to FMS 6.1 will experience price increases for Navigation Database subscriptions.   

For more information regarding this end-of-life program, reference Honeywell Service Information Letter (SIL) D201604000032 Revision 3, or later. This SIL can be downloaded from the Honeywell MyAerospace Portal Technical Publications site.

Comparison Chart

FMZ-2000 (not 6.1 or above) FMZ-2000 Version 6.1 Upgrade Next Generation Flight Management System (NGFMS)
Primus Epic FMS
Primus Apex FMS
Required Navigation Performance     X    
Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (SBAS-LPV)   X X X X
VNAV Temperature Compensation   X X X X
Vectors-to-Final Approaches   X X X X
En route Holding Procedures   X X X X
Externally loadable flight plans - DLMU X X X X X
Adaptable Modular Architecture     X    
Mission optimization with econ speeds and idle descent path     X    
Mission optimization with optimum altitude, optimum steps   X X X X
First Principles Predictions optimized for future Air Traffic Management (ATM) functionality     X    
Smart PERF with predicted time, altitude and fuel X X   X X
Air Ground Datalink Package, ADS C, CPDLC, AOC   X X X  
Search And Rescue Patterns       X  
Flight Planning on Multiple Flight Plans     X X X
Certified Platforms • Boeing 400
• Boeing 727
• Cessna Citation II/III/V/X/Bravo/Encore/Excel/XLS
• Bombardier Challenger CL-601
• Dornier328 100/200/300
• Embraer 135/145/650
• Falcon 2000/900/900C/900EX/50EX
• Gulfstream 300/400/500/II/II/IV/V
• Hawker 800/800XP/1000
• Lockheed L382G C130/P3
• SAAB 2000
• Sino Swearingen SJ30
• Bombardier Challenger 605,
CL601-3A/3R, GEX/XRS/5000
• British Aerospace 700/800/1000
• Cessna Citation III-VI-VII, X, C560XL/XLS, C560/EN/EX, XLS, Encore+, C550B, C650
• Dassault Falcon 900/900B/900EX
• Embraer Legacy 600/650, 135/140/145/650
• Gulfstream 300/400/IV/V
• Dornier DO328 /100/200/300

• Boeing 747/-8/4
• Embraer 170/175/190/195, Lineage 1000

• Gulfstream G500
• Gulfstream G650
• Dassault Falcon 8X

• Agusta AW139
• Citation Sovereign
• Embraer 170/190/195
• Falcon F7X/F900/F2000
• Gulfstream 450/550
• Hawker Horizon
• Chinese Y12F
• Dornier Seastar
• Pilatus PC-12
• SyberJet-SJ30
• Viking Twin Otter

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