Multiple Honeywell (NYSE: HON) cockpit technologies have been selected by United Airlines to outfit its new fleet of more than 150 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, the company said.
The flight deck package will include the first installment of Honeywell´s SmartRunwayÂ® and SmartLandingÂ® on a Boeing 737 MAX and will feature Honeywell´s IntuVueÂ® RDR-4000 3D Weather Radar System and Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver. These solutions work in tandem to greatly improve passenger safety and comfort during takeoff, landing and potentially hazardous weather conditions.
Honeywell´s IntuVue RDR-4000 3D Weather Radar System is the world´s only fully automatic radar system that has reduced turbulence-related incidents by more than 45 percent. Such incidents can cost an airline hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage per incident and further delay flights. IntuVue provides accurate weather information up to 320 nautical miles in front of the plane and can warn pilots of lightning, hail and turbulence, and determine whether they should fly around or through the approaching weather.
Honeywell´s SmartRunway and SmartLanding minimize runway accidents, which make up 25 percent of commercial aviation incidents. The system will increase pilots´ awareness of surroundings, helping to ensure they use the correct runways and taxiways, and providing passengers with a smoother experience and greatly reducing the possibility of injury. These solutions reduce pilot workload, allowing them to make better-informed decisions to improve passenger safety and comfort.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.