Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has been selected by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. to supply the avionics suite for the newly announced Pilatus PC-24 Twin Jet. A combination of components from Primus Epic and Primus Apex will provide the core functionality, safety and display content for the Pilatus Advanced Cockpit Environment (ACE), designed specifically for the PC-24.
Primus Apex is proved on several platforms including the Pilatus PC-12 NG. Drawing on functionality from Honeywell's Primus Epic flight deck, which is available for larger cabin business and regional aircraft, Primus Apex for the PC-12 NG and Pilatus ACE for the PC-24 ensure the consistency of design philosophy and operational practices throughout the Pilatus business aircraft line. Pilots will have access to safety features and operational functionality previously reserved for the most sophisticated global business jets.
Pilatus ACE Features for the PC-24 include:
Victor Valente, Vice President, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace, EMEAI "Honeywell has long been a supporter of Pilatus by providing PC-12 NG pilots with access to the most advanced safety, autoflight, navigation and situational awareness capabilities available for turboprop planes. Building on that foundation, the Pilatus PC-24 will utilize the Pilatus ACE based on Honeywell's Primus Epic and Primus Apex flight decks, providing pilots with features and capabilities previously only found on high-end business jets."
Oscar J. Schwenk, Chairman of the Board, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. "For our first twin jet, we wanted to make sure that the PC-24 had the latest avionics and technology to provide pilots with the safest flying experience possible. Through our work with Honeywell on the PC-12 NG, we know that Honeywell's integrated flight deck products provide pilots with safety enhancements and technology that greatly increase operational efficiency and the overall flight experience. Therefore we decided to jointly develop the unique and customized Pilatus ACE focusing on the individual needs and requirements of the future PC-24 operator."
Source: Honeywell International, Inc. (NYSE: HON)
Date: May 21, 2013