Users of Honeywell’s GoDirect Datalink services can now test future air navigation systems (FANS) equipment. The company said the new tool could verify that the system is installed and correctly working.
“Having a successfully installed FANS system lets pilots more efficiently communicate with air traffic control,” said John Peterson, senior director of connectivity services for Honeywell Aerospace. “Access to FANS testing provides operators with peace of mind that their system is working and ready to perform the mission.”
Once operators schedule testing through Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Service, they can use the new capability to verify FANS installation and service after maintenance, Honeywell said. At the same time, they can receive troubleshooting support, a preflight FANS check before takeoff and in-flight testing. The system also provides a final, additional verification by giving pilots a report showing results and required communication performance before they fly.
Those who already have the GoDirect Datalink service installed will automatically have access to the FANS testing capability upon request, Honeywell said. It would then be accessible without any additional installation of hardware.