Honeywell debuts GoDirect Flight Planning
By Wings Staff
Honeywell at NBAA introduced a new software-based flight planning engine, called GoDirect Flight Planning, with the goal of reducing the need for multiple flight operations tools. GoDirect Flight Planning and the accompanying website are designed to minimize the amount of input information, reducing the time needed to plan a flight.
By Wings Staff
Honeywell states trials over a two-month period show flight plans – both domestic and international – were generated 75 per cent more quickly than before.
“With just a click, GoDirect Flight Planning presents pilots with a comprehensive list of routes at multiple cruise modes and various approaches and departures,” said John Peterson, senior director, Connectivity Services, Honeywell Aerospace. “In addition, the pilot can select the route based on time, fuel used and forecasted weather around the globe.”
Route performance data is provided with each route option, allowing pilots and operators to compare multiple cruise modes with every route. Pilots and operators have more control over how much fuel is required and exactly how much time it will take from departure to destination.
GoDirect Flight Planning is part of Honeywell’s GoDirect portfolio of more than 50 aviation services and applications that provide operators, flight crews and maintenance teams with critical information to manage their services and network efficiently. All GoDirect Flight Service customers have access to GoDirect Flight Bag Pro, an electronic flight bag application from Honeywell.