Honeywell has rolled out its GoDirect Flight Planning tool, a technology the company says can make flight planning 75% faster.

Users of the system need input only minimal information, which reduces pilot workload, Honeywell says.

The technology then spits out a "comprehensive list of routes at multiple cruise modes and various approaches and departures", Honeywell says. "The pilot can select the route based on time, fuel used and forecast weather."

GoDirect Flight Planning uses "cruise performance algorithms" to give pilots more cruise speed choices. The system also gives pilots more route performance data so that they can better compare "multiple cruise modes with every route", the company says.

"The results have been proved over a two-month trial period where flight plans – both domestic and international – were generated 75% more quickly than before."

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Source: Flight Daily News