Honey­well Pi­o­neers Flight Safety Sys­tems

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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

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