Honeywell's lightweight satellite communications system enhances fuel efficiency

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has released its latest global satellite communications system, the Aspire 300, delivering International Civil Aviation Association-approved cockpit voice and safety services that improve the overall safety of airline operations, the company said.

Even slight improvements in size or weight are significant for improving fuel costs, and the new system is 75% smaller with an antenna that is 90% smaller than those in other cockpit systems in the market today.

Honeywell´s Aspire 300 system connects to Iridium´s low-earth orbit satellite network, the only satellite constellation that provides the pole-to-pole coverage necessary for effective cockpit voice and safety services. It also satisfies the Future Air Navigation System and controller pilot data link communications flight requirements enabling a direct data link communication between the pilot and the air traffic controller.

Honeywell, a software-industrial company, provides satellite communications, mechanics, engines, cockpit technology, and more to the aerospace industry. The company delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.