Dassault chooses Honeywell’s Aspire 350 for Falcon fleet
Dassault has selected Honeywell’s Aspire 350 satellite communications system for its fleet of Falcon business aircraft.
The deal, announced at this week’s Paris Air Show, will see forward fit and aftermarket retrofit applications of Aspire 350 on Dassault Falcons, including the F900, F2000, F7X, F8X, F6X and F10X.
Steve Hadden, vice president and general manager, Services and Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace, said: “Staying connected is critical to flight safety and efficiency, and we are proud that Dassault has selected the Aspire 350 for its fleet of best-in-class business aircraft. Honeywell and Dassault’s relationship has now reached its 50th year, and we continue to strengthen this relationship. We are confident that the users of the business aircraft will appreciate the seamless connectivity the Aspire 350 will provide. The experience will be like using your broadband at home.”
Aspire 350 allows pilots to maintain up-to-date information throughout their flight path, whilst giving operators global, high-speed connectivity. Simple to install, according to Honeywell, the 350 is an integrated cockpit and cabin connectivity service for pilots and passengers.
It offers more reliability and is cheaper than previous products because it uses the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, said Honeywell. The NEXT constellation is formed of 66 active satellites in six orbital planes, moving in circular orbits 780km above the earth’s surface. The Iridium network enables cockpit safety services for operations, while also providing up to 700Kbps cabin internet connectivity.