Honeywell’s new technology to ensure safer airside operations

Honeywell, a global leader in connected airports, has launched its new smart airport technology to better connect data from air traffic control, maintenance and aircraft, with the aim of improving awareness and predictability throughout airports.

The NAVITAS software suite integrates air and ground traffic control with maintenance operations so that airports can more easily cater for the growth in air traffic, while still promoting safety and on-time performance.

“Airports around the globe are seeing dramatic increases in traffic, and while that makes the world more connected, it increases complexity to ensure safe and reliable operations,” said Sonja Strand, VP and general manager for Honeywell’s Global Airports Business.

The software has been developed to comply with the latest industry standards, including the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Scalable for different sized airports, the suite incorporates modular software components and a user-friendly interface, to provide real-time insights for personnel. The components assist air traffic controllers and maintenance operators in visualising and routing aircraft movements.

The modules include Tower Manager, to improve the productivity of air traffic controllers; Engineering Manager, which features a mobile interface to help engineers and technicians manage maintenance; Surface Manager enabling airports to get more out of their existing infrastructure; and Performance Manager, which features dashboards enabling airport staff to collaborate and analyse operations in line with key performance indicators.

“NAVITAS helps orchestrate these complex environments like never before through mobile applications, dashboards and heads-up displays that are intuitive. By harnessing the power of the Internet of Things, we’re making data user friendly, and making airports smarter in the process,” concluded Strand.

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