Posted on: 30 July 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Turkey-based low-fare airline SunExpress has chosen to equip its newly purchased Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Honeywell’s latest cockpit technologies to reduce pilot workload and meet the latest mandates.
Honeywell will provide the carrier with cockpit avionics including its IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar and SmartTraffic Traffic Collision Avoidance System. The former consists of an automatic commercial radar which offers 3-D global weather data, turbulence detection up to 60 nautical miles ahead, predicts hail and lightning events and differentiates the display of on-path and off-path weather. The latter provides long-range surveillance capability plus Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) In functionality.
The SmartTraffic system also includes Honeywell's next-generation transponder to meet FAA NextGen requirements. The Mode S Transponder broadcasts information to other aircraft and air traffic control about aircraft speed and position and is also compliant with all current and anticipated ADS-B Out mandates worldwide.
Other components of Honeywell’s cockpit technologies include Quantum Line communication and navigation sensors, Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders, Flight Data Acquisition and Management (FDAMS) and an Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS).
“With this agreement SunExpress will equip new Boeing 737s with some of the industry's most advanced and capable avionics technologies available,” said Aileen McDowall, VP airlines EMEAI, Honeywell Aerospace. “SunExpress is the latest successful low-fare airline to invest in Honeywell's avionics technologies to drive down costs while maximising passenger safety and comfort.”
Other low-fare operators who have signed contracts to implement Honeywell’s avionics include IndiGo and Southwest.