Russian airline Atlant Soyuz selected Honeywell to provide its full avionics suite, including IntuVue 3-D advanced weather radar, for its Boeing B737-800s in a $7 million contract announced at this week's Farnborough Airshow. The agreement covers four B737-800 aircraft that will be delivered through 2011.
The selected avionics include Quantum Line Communication & Navigation System (CNS), VHF Data Radio (VDR), High Frequency voice and data radio, Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), solid state flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR), flight data acquisition management, airborne data loader, ACARS datalink communications management unit, cockpit data printer, automated fixed emergency locator (ELT) and survival ELT, wheels and brakes as well as retrofit.
“IntuVue was the first system certified to FAA's new enhanced turbulence Minimum Operating Performance (MOPS), a feature that has demonstrated a 50 percent reduction in turbulence related incidents,” said Mike Madsen, vice president of Airlines at Honeywell Aerospace. “It is also the only commercial radar that utilizes pulse compression technology, providing a higher resolution display of true weather hazards, for greater accuracy at a longer range.”