Honeywell will be showcasing several systems at next week’s Heli-Expo, and will also make several significant announcements about how the company is helping customers achieve performance improvements. The annual Honeywell Helicopter Industry Forecast, which provides an authoritative look at industry trends from the unique perspective of helicopter operators worldwide, will also be released at the show.
Honeywell will also be addressing its LTS101 and T55 engines at the expo. Since it was certified in 1975, more than 2,000 Honeywell LTS101 engines have been delivered to customers worldwide logging over 11 million service hours. The LTS101 provides power to the Bell 222, Eurocopter BK117, Changhe AC311 and Eurocopter AS350. Attendees can hear more about these engines during Heli-Expo’s Manufacturer Technical Briefings on March 4.
Honeywell’s communications portfolio includes several broadband satellite solutions for rotary-wing platforms. New systems include the Sky Connect Tracker as well as the AMT-1800 Intermediate Gain Antenna (IGA). The Sky Connect Tracker is an all-in-one system that enables concurrent voice, text, aircraft fleet tracking and real-time flight data monitoring (FDM) in a single box, courtesy of the global coverage provided by the Iridium satellite network. Integrated with Honeywell’s Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), Sky Connect also enables real-time aircraft health status and maintenance alerts to give ground maintenance and operations crews the ability to instantaneously see when a HUMS exceedance is detected, so that aircraft service can be scheduled, and parts available upon landing – minimizing downtime and improving operational efficiency. The AMT-1800 Intermediate Gain Antenna (IGA) offers single- and multi-channel L-band connectivity to transmit and receive both voice and data over the Inmarsat satellite network. With no moving parts, the AMT-1800 IGA is perfect for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters flying military, search and rescue, oil and gas, and other missions in hostile, harsh or rigorous conditions. The antenna provides the highest performance data-transmission rates when paired with an Aspire 200 or HSD-400 terminal equipped with High Data Rate (HDR) software. It also is reliable, easy to maintain and offers lower cost of ownership than comparable antennas.