Honeywell Sentinelâ„¢ Display Enhanced With Approach Plates And Airport Diagrams

Honeywell Sentinelâ„¢ Display Enhanced With Approach Plates And Airport Diagrams

23-Feb-2010 Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Sentinel Multi-Function Display and Navigation System has been upgraded to include a new display for improved cockpit flexibility and new software features to improve the system capability, as well as approach plates and airport diagrams.
“Helicopter pilots appreciate the safety and situational awareness the Sentinel brings to their operations, especially for helicopter emergency service (HEMS),” said Chad Cundiff, vice president, Crew Interface and Displays, Honeywell Aerospace. “The approach plates and airport diagrams will simplify their flights since they can fly without manually changing charts as they fly.”
North American Sentinel customers can get geo-referenced approach plates and airport diagrams directly from Seattle Avionics Software, a leading provider of aviation software and digital ChartData. Other regions will have access to similar aviation charts through a future upgrade.
The new remote-mount display is a slim-line 5.7-inch screen package that allows operators with little cockpit space to utilize the Sentinel system without removing any avionics. The display can be mounted either in portrait or landscape modes, depending on the operator’s needs.
“The Sentinel is designed specifically to meet safety needs of helicopter operators,” said Cundiff. “Not only does it add situational awareness for less than $10,000, but it includes terrain mapping, intelligent database search engine, traffic, weather, Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder display and VFR navigation.”
For helicopter operators that fly in littoral areas, shipping symbology has been added via a new maritime AIS transponder interface. Sentinel can display external camera images for pilots with hoist or enhanced vision systems, for example.
“Sentinel allows users to configure the system to meet their specific needs and a series of standard USA and European mapping packages are available to support their operations,” added Cundiff.
Designed to support private, executive, medical evacuation, air ambulance, civil and military reconnaissance roles, Sentinel is a price-competitive package providing high-resolution mapping and multiple sensor interfaces. It starts at $9,995 and is available for use in Europe or North America. The upgrade will be available second quarter from any Honeywell authorized sales and service center.
Honeywell offers a full range of helicopter equipment, from aircraft engines, auxiliary power units and other mechanical systems to the Zingâ„¢ Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). Honeywell’s safety systems for helicopters address the challenges of traffic, terrain and weather, helping to ensure safe flight and guard against Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT), weather related hazards, and collisions with obstacles and other aircraft.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

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