Honeywell has released a new online weather service that provides pilots with continuously updated, in-flight weather information delivered directly through a mobile app or tablet. The Weather Information Service, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date view of weather along the planned route of flight, alerting pilots to potentially hazardous weather and making it easier to plan for weather-related diversions.
Compared to current systems where pilots are often referring to outdated printouts or occasional radio dispatches, some hours old, for weather information, the Honeywell service saves time for pilots, reduces fuel costs for airlines, and increases safety and comfort for passengers.
“The impact of weather and turbulence on airlines and passengers is very significant. At Honeywell, we want to give pilots the early warning services they need to plan more efficient and safer flight paths around bad weather,” said Michael Edmonds, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace. “Traditionally, pilots receive weather information at the start of their day and get updates through radio dispatch, which does not provide real-time information. With the new service, pilots can take advantage of an intuitive display of current weather information to best manage their flight path and get passengers to their destination safely and on time.”
People are accustomed to having information at their fingertips with personal electronic devices, whether they are on the ground or in the air. Honeywell is placing more emphasis on the customer experience and support throughout all phases of a flight by offering services to ensure that anyone involved in flying has easy access to the information they need, when they need it, to enhance efficiency and safety.
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