Honeywell Aerospace has rolled out a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) testing tool for its GoDirect Datalink service users.
Operators using GoDirect Datalink can use the new built-in tool to test the system on their aircraft to verify whether it has been installed and operates correctly.
FANS testing will tell operators and pilots whether they have access to suitable satellite communication and navigation before takeoff.
The system also provides additional verification by producing a report showing the results of the testing along with the required communication performance.
FANS helps pilots and operators ensure that their aircraft has the right technology that complies with industry regulations before starting the engine.
Honeywell Aerospace Connectivity Services senior director John Peterson said: “By expanding the capabilities of our GoDirect Flight Services, Honeywell is becoming the go-to technology provider for all business and general aviation customer needs.
“Having a successfully installed FANS system lets pilots more efficiently communicate with air traffic control. Access to FANS testing provides operators with peace of mind that their system is working and ready to perform the mission.”
GoDirect Datalink service users can request to use the FANS testing capability without having to install additional hardware.