Honeywell Gives Cargo Airplanes Improved View, Safety While Flying In Hazardous Skies
May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will provide the commercial and military versions of its innovative 3-D weather radar solution to Lockheed Martin for use on its new LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter.
With Honeywell’s IntuVue RDR-4000 and 4000M Weather Radar systems, the Lockheed Martin LM-100J will benefit from the same ease of use and early warning of weather hazards — such as lightning, hail and turbulence — available in commercial airliners and business jets. The radar enables pilots to operate in difficult environments to support cargo transport, oil and gas operations, firefighting, medical evacuation, search and rescue, humanitarian relief missions, and more. Getting a better picture of weather ahead can make flying more secure, shorten flight times or delays, and protect airplanes and precious cargo from costly damage due to hail and other extreme weather.
Weather conditions around the globe can be severe, and the LM-100J is expected to operate in those conditions. Honeywell’s IntuVue RDR-4000 currently helps thousands of commercial aircraft across the world manage the financial and safety impact of thunderstorms, hail and turbulence that cost the commercial airline industry more than $100 million annually.