Friday, March 1, 2013
Pegasus Airlines Selects Honeywell's IntuVue Radar System
Honeywell’s IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar Hazard Display Update V1.0 has been selected by Turkish discount carrier Pegasus Airlines.
Pegasus Airlines’ selection of the upgrade brings new features, including hail and lightning prediction and the industry’s longest turbulence detection range, to Europe for the first time following the system’s EASA certification.
Honeywell predicts Pegasus Airlines will also be able to reduce unscheduled maintenance costs and aircraft grounding through IntuVue’s new features that simplify decision-making about re-routing and tactical manoeuvring around inclement weather. Honeywell will install the software upgrade across the airline’s 42-strong, IntuVue-equipped Boeing 737 fleet over the next eight months.
“Receiving EASA certification and our first European customer for our IntuVue upgrade is testament to the industry’s desire for an advanced weather radar system that provides pilots with more timely and superior information. Weather-related incidents continue to cost airlines significant amounts of money and impact the safety and comfort of passengers. Pegasus Airlines is mitigating this by flying the most advanced and capable weather radar on the market today,” said John Ashton, vice president, Airlines, Honeywell Aerospace.