[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Honeywell Aerospace will offer a full suite of satellite communication solutions to Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 aircraft. The suite includes the AMT-700 antenna, which will be standard on all new G500/G600 aircraft, and provides improved voice and data connectivity in the cabin and cockpit through the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband service. Passengers will be able to make voice calls and connect to Wi-Fi while airborne, and pilots can experience clearer communications with air traffic controllers on the ground.
|Flight deck of Gulfstream G500 equipped with Honeywell SmartView SVS and touchscreen technologies, among others. Photo: Honeywell
Honeywell also supplies the G500 and G600 with an Inmarsat high-speed data solution, the MCS-7120 system. Additionally, the system supports current and upcoming mandated safety regulations such as Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+, Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C), enabling pilots to fly preferred routing, saving time and fuel, and increasing safety.
In addition to satellite communication solutions, the aircraft will be the first to feature Honeywell’s new touchscreen technology, which is fully integrated with cockpit and aircraft systems, and removes a significant number of aircraft controllers in an effort to make it more user-friendly for pilots.