Honeywell delivers first CMS in Middle East
Dubai, December 11, 2012
US-based Honeywell Aerospace, said it has delivered the first Ovation Select Cabin Management System (CMS) to a Middle East customer operating a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)3.
Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.
The milestone delivery of Ovation Select is the result of a partnership between Honeywell’s in-region project team and Jet Aviation Basel, which led the aircraft completion project, said the Arizona-based company.
Honeywell’s delivery of the system includes product certification of Ovation Select by the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA). It is an all-digital, cabin management system that provides passengers with the ultimate in in-flight entertainment, productivity and business connectivity.
The aircraft also includes Honeywell’s MCS-7200 satellite communications system, it added.
The certification of Ovation Select by EASA builds on the system’s existing Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates for Dassault Falcon 900, BBJ, Gulfstream G550 and Embraer 650 aircraft.
With a significant number of BBJs and 'VVIP' business jets in operation across the region, the first delivery of Ovation Select to the Middle East signals growing customer demand for the latest in-flight entertainment and most advanced connectivity systems on the market, it stated.
Honeywell said it will be showcasing its complete business aviation portfolio at the Middle East Business Aviation 2012, a dedicated B2B conference and exhibition for the business aviation sector, which opened today (December 11) at the Airport Expo Dubai.
Victor Valente, the VP (Business and General Aviation) Honeywell Aerospace EMEAI said, "Completing our first Middle East delivery for Ovation Select alongside one of the world’s leading completion firms in Jet Aviation is an important milestone in the region."
"VIP passengers expect the very best in in-flight entertainment, productivity and connectivity, and with EASA certification of Ovation Select in place, it’s now easier than ever for operators in the region to enjoy the best cabin experience possible," it added.
Neil Boyle, VP (Completions) Jet Aviation Basel said, "Our customer required the ultimate BBJ 737 interior, and Honeywell’s Ovation Select is an integral componentthat makes such an interior possible."
"Through our close working partnership with Honeywell’s European project team we have been able to complete the EASA certification process of Ovation Select ontime and provide our customer with one of the most advanced BBJ cabins in the world," he added.-TradeArabia News Service