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Fri, 12 Jan 2018

Honeywell Expands Flight Services to Offer FANS Testing

Honeywell has added a Future Air Navigation System testing capability to its GoDirect Datalink services.

Once operators schedule testing through Honeywells 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.

Cockpit of a Dassault Falcon 8X. Click to enlarge.

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.

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