Have a Great Flight, Mom!

Five behind-the-scenes technologies that improve your Mother’s Day travels

Sentimental Mother’s Day cards and flowers sent from afar are great, but they’re simply no substitute for being there in person. Just ask your mom. 


That's why thousands of people will fly this weekend to celebrate the special women in their lives. 


Whether you’re going to see her or she’s coming to visit you, every flight is safer, more comfortable and more efficient thanks to Honeywell Aerospace.

Though not visible to the average passenger, here’s how our technologies are playing a big behind-the-scenes role in making sure you – and your mother – have a good flying experience. 

Powering up
Our auxiliary power units are a great example. Usually found in the tail of the aircraft, these small jet engines generate energy to the main engines. They also play a big role in keeping the passenger cabin comfortable by providing the electricity to operate air conditioning, circulation and interior lighting systems while the aircraft is on the ground. If needed, APUs can provide backup power to the cockpit and cabin while the aircraft is in flight, adding a margin of safety. 

Arriving on-time

Mom is more likely to get there on time with Honeywell’s flight management system (FMS) technology. We pioneered the introduction of these sophisticated computers into the cockpit in the 1980s, giving pilots a critical tool to improve safety and on-time performance. Our latest FMS software trims flight time, reduces fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions, and prepares pilots to operate efficiently within the evolving air traffic control system. 

Avoiding bumps 
Nobody likes a bumpy flight, especially mom. Honeywell is at the forefront of severe weather detection technologies, including advanced weather radar systems that let pilots avoid storms and turbulence. Our most advanced IntuVue 3D weather radar provides the most complete, accurate and intuitive view of airborne weather, resulting in improved hazard avoidance and increased safety.

Traveling safely 
Our connected aircraft expertise lets us move information on and off the aircraft seamlessly so we can give flight crews the freshest weather information available. With our Weather Information Service application, pilots have current, historical and trend data at their fingertips, enabling them to make quick decisions that can improve safety and passenger comfort.   

Staying connected
You and your mom will want to stay connected throughout your flight. Honeywell is the leader in providing passengers with fast, reliable inflight Wi-Fi connectivity. Our JetWave satellite communications system is the only one that connects to the Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite network, enabling mom to download and watch Mother’s Day videos, receive or send pics from the big party, or spend those gift cards while she’s airborne. You know how she likes to shop! If you are looking for more gifting ideas for your mom, click here

Happy Mother’s Day. Have a great flight!



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