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Airbus Selects Honeywell’s IntuVue Radar

By Tish Drake | October 1, 2008
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Airbus selected Honeywell’s IntuVue 3-D Advanced Weather Radar on A320s, A330s and A340s in a contract valued at $300 million over the life of the program. Honeywell’s IntuVue weather radar is already standard equipment on Airbus A380 and A350. Deliveries are planned to start with the single aisle A320 family (A318, 319. A320, and A321) in the first quarter of 2010 with the long range A330s and A340s, including freighters, shortly thereafter, Honeywell said. Honeywell said the system allows flight crews to detect and avoid previously unforeseen turbulence, wind shears and dangerous storm activity. IntuVue is the first fully automatic weather radar system certified to FAA’s Enhanced Turbulence Detection Minimum Operation Performance Standard (MOPS), according to Honeywell. Honeywell’s IntuVue is operating as standard equipment on the Airbus A380 and the military C-17, and is specified as standard equipment on the Gulfstream 650 and Airbus A350 when they enter service. It is also certified and flying on the Boeing 777 and 737NG.

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