Honeywell has been selected as the baseline provider for the avionics suite and APUs for 75 Airbus A320 family aircraft to be delivered to AWAS beginning in 2011, and will provide avionic equipment and APUs for 12 Airbus A330 aircraft to be delivered beginning in 2009. Additionally, Honeywell has been selected as the baseline provider of avionics for 31 Boeing B737 aircraft with first delivery to AWAS in 2011.
Honeywell’s 3-D hazard detection and avoidance system, IntuVue, is the first fully automatic weather radar system certified to the FAA’s Enhanced Turbulence Detection Minimum Operation Performance Standard (MOPS), improving pilots’ ability to see and avoid weather, wind shears and turbulence sooner. IntuVue is the only commercial radar that displays storms in three-dimensions at up to 320 nautical miles ahead of the aircraft and provides key analysis tools that allow the flight crew to dissect and analyze weather and hazards both vertically and horizontally.
Honeywell’s IntuVue weather radar is standard equipment on the Airbus A380 and A350. Deliveries are expected to start with the single aisle A320 family (A318, A319. A320, and A321) in the first quarter of 2010 with the long range A330s and A340s, including freighters, in the first quarter of 2011