HONEYWELL’S AUGMENTED APPROACHES TO LAND
As part of Europe’s ambitious SESAR initiative, Honeywell has been demonstrating how its SmartPath and Synthetic Vision systems can contribute to improved efficiencies during approach and landing. Europe’s 11.5 million-square-kilometre of airspace is among the busiest in the world. And whilst air transport contributes 110 billion euros to EU GDP and forecasts estimate that the number of flights will reach 14.4 million a year by 2035, this growth comes at a cost! Skies are saturated and flight management is complex with 36 different navigation service providers and 63 en-route centres. This fragmentation creates longer flights and more delays and is estimated to increase flight costs by €4 billion a year.
To combat this worsening situation, the European Union launched SESAR, the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research, to define, develop and deploy what is needed to increase ATM performance.