Honeywell to provide inflight connectivity on G500 and G600

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Honeywell Aerospace will offer a suite of satellite communication solutions for Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 aircraft. These will include the AMT-700 antenna, which is designed to provide improved voice and data connectivity in the cabin and cockpit. Passengers will be able to make voice calls and connect to wi-fi. The AMT-700 antenna will be standard on all new G500 and G600 aircraft and can access Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband global satellite communications service.

Honeywell also supplies the G500 and G600 with an Inmarsat high-speed data solution, the MCS-7120 system, which enables passengers to stay connected at 40,000ft. In addition, the system supports safety regulations including Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+, controller pilot data link communications (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C).

The aircraft will be the first to feature Honeywell’s new touchscreen technology, which is fully integrated with cockpit and aircraft systems, and removes a number of aircraft controllers. The new aircraft will also be outfitted with a suite of Honeywell electrical products, including SmartView Synthetic Vision System and a cockpit display of traffic information, and mechanical technology such as the HGT400(G) auxiliary power unit, environmental control system and cabin pressure control system.

“Honeywell has worked with Gulfstream to bring the latest technological developments to the company’s fleet for years,” said Mike Beazley, vice president of global sales, business and general aviation, Honeywell Aerospace. “This relationship is evidenced by the fact that we are now the sole satellite communications provider on the G500 and G600 aircraft. We are working together to ensure that everyone who steps onto a Gulfstream aircraft has the most advanced and comfortable experience possible.”

May 29, 2015

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