Honeywell has added a Future Air Navigation
System testing capability to its GoDirect Datalink services.
Once operators schedule testing through
Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Service, they can use the new
capability to verify Future Air Navigation System (FANS)
installation and service on their aircraft after maintenance,
while receiving troubleshooting support, a preflight FANS check
before takeoff and inflight testing.
The system also provides a final,
additional verification by giving pilots a report showing results
and required communication performance before they fly.
“By expanding the capabilities of our GoDirect
Flight Services, Honeywell is becoming the go-to technology
provider for all business and general aviation customer needs,”
said John Peterson, senior director, Connectivity Services,
Honeywell Aerospace. “Having a successfully installed FANS system
lets pilots more efficiently communicate with air traffic control.
Access to FANS testing provides operators with peace of mind that
their system is working and ready to perform the mission.”
Operators who already have the GoDirect Datalink
service installed on their aircraft will automatically have access
to the FANS testing capability upon request, which will be
accessible without any additional installation of hardware.
GoDirect Datalink provides seamless datalink communication
worldwide, including free text messaging, pre-departure clearances,
oceanic clearances, terminal weather information for pilots,
custom short codes and Controller Pilot Data Link Communication to
ensure pilots stay connected to air traffic control wherever they
are while reducing pilot workload. Plus, customers will have
round-the-clock access to aviation experts via phone, email, text,
datalink message or fax.