Airbus is to offer Honeywell Aerospace’s Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver (IMMR) as an option on Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft from early 2018.
Claimed to the industry’s only all-digital navigation radio, IMMR integrates multiple navigation functions into a single receiver.
The new navigation technology is expected to increase airport traffic capacity, while decreasing weather-related delays, noise and operating costs through improved routing and navigation performance.
The new navigation receivers help the pilots identify accurate approaches and landings under poor weather conditions and low-visibility.
The upgradeable software, when integrated with satellite-based navigation system such as Honeywell’s SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), provides precise approach and landing access.
IMMR supports satellite-based augmentation system, Required Navigation Performance-Authorization Required and GPS Landing System (GLS) Category I.
Honeywell Aerospace air transport and regional president John Bolton said: "We work closely with Airbus to ensure that our mutual customers have the most advanced technology so they fly the safest and most efficient flights possible."
"Honeywell’s latest Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver was designed to help airlines meet current industry navigation mandates and prepare for future capabilities through simple software upgrades."
Honeywell Aerospace recently demonstrated its new SmartPath navigation and landing technology for aircraft, to land and take-off in adverse weather conditions at Boeing’s test facility in Moses Lake, Washington, US.
The company’s SmartPath and EGTS electric taxiing system technologies have been recognised by the Air Transport Action Group for having the capability to support the aviation industry’s goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050.
The Aviation Climate Solutions report is a collection of 100 examples of how the industry is collaborating to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
Image: Honeywell’s navigation technology is expected to increaseairport traffic capacity. Photo: courtesy of Eric Drouin-Snecma / PRNewsFoto/Honeywell Aerospace.