EBACE 2019: Largest jet upgrade with full Honeywell suite of products

A Bombardier Global Express Jet has undergone the largest single aircraft update within the business jet space to date.

Working closely with ACC COLUMBIA service centre, Honeywell’s supported upgrades to the latest cockpit, cabin and connectivity systems, making the jet the equivalent of a new aircraft at 10% of the cost, with enhanced safety and efficiency elements.

“The cost of buying a new business aircraft continues to increase, so operators are looking toward modifying their jets with upgraded solutions as an investment,” said Nils Janssen, managing director, ACC COLUMBIA Jet Service. “As a revered service centre, we’ve worked closely with Honeywell to upgrade jets to increase the value and install the most efficient solutions for our customers. This ensures they’re able to reduce workloads for pilots though the latest avionics, while providing business passengers with seamless in-flight Wi-Fi and entertainment, for increased productivity while traveling.”

The jet was upgraded with the JetWave satellite hardware and the cockpit also modernided with the Primus Elite integrated avionics system, ensuring compliance with air navigation mandates ahead of the 2020 deadline.

ACC COLUMBIA and Honeywell will continue to support and provide upgrades to the Bombardier Global Express jet, specifically with the SmartView Synthetic Vision system later this year, to complete the aircraft refurbishment.

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