Honeywell Releases New Weather App to Help Divert Pilots Around Storms

By Juliet Van Wagenen | April 20, 2015
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Version 1 of Honeywell’s new real-time weather radar app
Version 1 of Honeywell’s new real-time weather radar app. Photo: Honeywell

[Avionics Today 04-20-2015] Honeywell Aerospace has released the first version of a new online weather service that will provide pilots with continuously updated, in-flight weather information. The Weather Information Service, which is delivered through a mobile app, will alert pilots to potentially hazardous weather along their flight path.

The app aims to make it easier for pilots to plan for weather-related diversions by giving them an up-to-date view of weather along their planned flight path while in the cockpit, as opposed to the often outdated printouts or radio dispatches that many pilots are currently relying on. The app will be regularly updated to provide the latest features to pilots, and the next release will be available in late 2015. The service builds on Honeywell’s current graphical weather product and will also complement the IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar.

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