Cessna chooses Honeywell avionics for Citation Hemisphere business jet

Aircraft designers at Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita, Kan., needed an avionics suite for the Cessna Citation Hemisphere large long-range business jet. They found their solution at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix.

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Aircraft designers at Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita, Kan., needed an avionics suite for the Cessna Citation Hemisphere large long-range business jet. They found their solution at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix.

Cessna officials chose the Honeywell Primus Epic transoceanic flight management system for the Citation Hemisphere large-cabin business jet, which will have a range of 4,500 miles when it is ready in 2019.

The Honeywell Primus Epic cockpit will have SmartView for lower minimums, precision inertial reference sensors, and a connected aircraft solution to enable Hemisphere operators to reach destinations quickly and at affordable costs, Honeywell officials say.

Primus Epic will provide Citation Hemisphere pilots with the SmartView conformal 3D color image of runways, terrain, and obstacles even at night and in challenging weather conditions such as fog, rain, or snow to improve situational awareness.

Honeywell's connected aircraft solution includes satellite communications and connectivity airtime, as well as cockpit, cabin, and maintenance applications and services, Honeywell officials say.

The Honeywell IntuVue volumetric weather radar helps pilots see airborne weather hazards. Airport 2D and 3D moving maps show runways, taxiways, and airport markings on navigation displays, and integrate with SmartView synthetic vision for an out-the-window view of the airport.

The Honeywell avionics suite provides flight and approach capabilities with Required Navigation Performance Approval Required. LED large-format displays provide situational awareness, and touchscreen controllers help pilots manage systems and control audio.

Honeywell Aspire 300 satellite communications enables simultaneous cockpit voice and data connectivity via the Iridium satellite system, and optional JetWave cabin satellite communications provide in-cabin communications and entertainment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Honeywell Aerospace online at http://aerospace.honeywell.com, and Cessna Aircraft at http://cessna.txtav.com.

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