Boom Supersonic has chosen the Honeywell Anthem integrated flight deck and its modular avionics platform for use in the Overture supersonic airliner the company is developing.
Under the companies’ agreement, the flight deck will be tailored to support the Overture’s mission requirements, including “exceptional situational awareness and enhanced safety,” Boom said. The Honeywell avionics interface gives pilots continuity from simulator-based flight training through to actual flights.
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The Anthem is Honeywell’s first cloud-connected flight deck and is designed to be adaptable to many aircraft types from general aviation to commercial aircraft. Honeywell first flight-tested the Anthem in a Pilatus PC-12 in May, marking an important step on the system’s path toward FAA certification.
“Honeywell has an extensive history of aerospace innovation and shares our vision of a faster future through sustainable supersonic flight,” said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. “We’re proud to work with Honeywell to realize one of the most advanced flight decks in the sky, with state-of-the-art technologies that reduce pilot workload and increase safety.”
Honeywell traces its history in aviation to the earliest autopilot systems. The company has been a pioneer in developing numerous cockpit systems, including synthetic vision and heads-up displays. Boom said Honeywell is among several tier one suppliers it has tapped to support its Overture program.
“For decades, Honeywell has supported aircraft programs that build the future for aviation,” said Vipul Gupta, president of electronic solutions at Honeywell Aerospace. “We are looking forward to partnering with Boom to usher in a new generation of supersonic travel.”