Honeywell Pioneers Flight Safety Systems
FOR MORE than 80 years, Honeywell has pioneered flight safety system development and innovations continue with the IntuVue weather radar family. The RDR-4000 is the first member of this new radar family. As the first totally new design in onboard weather radar for commercial aircraft in 40 years, IntuVue improves strategic rerouting and tactical manoeuvring using state-of-the-art technologies that allow pilots to find the most efficient route for improved fuel efficiency and passenger safety.
Designed to be fully automatic, IntuVue does not require manual adjustments to the system or antenna for operation. To reduce pilot workload, general weather detection is based upon the flight path data with constant updates of the latest hazard assessments provided on the display screen. The system also improves cockpit efficiency by virtually eliminating ground clutter via an internal terrain database. IntuVue also automatically corrects for the earth’s curvature, to ensure the clearest, most accurate view of the weather ahead.
IntuVue is available on the B777, B737, A320, A330 and A340 as SSFE/BFE equipment. It is also part of the integrated surveillance system—the Aircraft Environment Surveillance System (AESS)—on the Airbus A380, it has also been selected for the A350.
IntuVue is being used in India by Air India.
A Graphic illustration of IntuVue weather radar’s range