Honeywell has launched what officials claim to be the world's first "total system solution" to the challenges of free flight. WorldNav is here at the show.

"We are excited to offer our customers a total system solution to the technology breakthrough we call free flight," says Don Schwanz, president of Honeywell's Space and Aviation Control.

WorldNav combines Honeywell's avionics with state-of0the-art airborne and ground-based Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to support point-to-point communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management free flight.

Five disciplines - communications, precise navigation, surveillance, precise approach and ground vehicle management - are supported by a full range of integrated modular avionics (IMA) products.

IMA technology, which allows multiple software applications with different levels of criticality to operate on the same processing platform, has been certified and is in use on a number of aircraft types.

Equipment to support the disciplines includes:

The Pegasus flight management system which, with 16 times as much total memory capacity as the previous generation, has been specified for a range of aircraft. TCAS 2000, the next generation of Honeywell's TCAS II Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System which is designed to support operations in the future air traffic environment.

Source: Flight Daily News