Wednesday 24 April 2019
Sonja Strand
Dubai - MENA Herald:

Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global technology leader, will showcase Internet of Things (IoT) enabled airport solutions for smarter, safer and more secure airport operations at The Airport Show 2019. The Company will also demonstrate advanced technologies that integrate terminal side and airside operations.

     With continued growth in passenger numbers and increased air traffic, investment in the Middle East smart airport market is expected to reach $850 million by 2020, mainly spearheaded by Gulf countries*. Honeywell’s solutions help deliver improved levels of safety, security and efficiency, key components in driving smarter airports. 

     “With regional governments continuing to make investments in airports to be smarter, safer and more secure, the requirement for advanced technology solutions are more of a priority than ever. Honeywell deploys technologies that leverage IoT to achieve greater efficiency across all airport operations, to safely accommodate growing passenger numbers and to promote safety and on-time performance,” said Sonja Strand, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Global Airports Business.

     “Honeywell has a long history of delivering advanced airport solutions in more than 500 airports across the globe. Our technologies focus on delivering efficiency in the terminal, and in the air; ensuring passenger security and comfort, increasing airfield productivity and delivering more efficient airport operations,” she added.

     At The Airport Show, Honeywell will demonstrate innovative solutions to create smarter, safer operations across airports, by connecting data from air traffic control, maintenance and aircraft, improving awareness and predictability throughout airports. The solutions include:


The Honeywell NAVITAS™ software suite intelligently integrates air and ground traffic control with maintenance operations. Airports can then more easily accommodate growing air traffic while promoting safety and on-time performance. Honeywell NAVITAS includes modular and scalable software components, combined with an intuitive user-friendly interface, providing real-time insights for air traffic controllers and maintenance operators. Specific features of the Honeywell NAVITAS modules enable:

  • An increase in the productivity of air traffic controllers by enhancing situational awareness of airport surface operations. It gives controllers access to rich, real-time information on ground, air traffic and meteorological conditions.
  • Engineers and technicians to manage maintenance by helping them to more effectively monitor system health, more easily perform fault diagnostics and to streamline workflows, which can also often reduce operational costs.
  • Airport staff to collaborate and analyze operations through feature dashboards in line with key performance indicators and provides access to a common base of holistic information for more efficient and informed decision-making.

Terminal side:

Honeywell’s airport terminal management portfolio includes cutting-edge solutions for cyber secure, more efficient building operations within the airport terminal including:

  • Honeywell Command Wall, part of the Command and Control Suite, which provides insight, agility and automation to better co-ordinate every aspect of complex airport facilities. Combing map-based control, incident workflow and enterprise dashboards, Command Wall allows a more collaborative and faster response to incidents across the terminal
  • Honeywell Digital Video Manager (DVM), which is a component of Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) building management system, offers smarter security and surveillance capabilities for complex building environments, such as airports.
  • Honeywell EBI facilitates the integration of systems relating to security, comfort, life safety and energy control, among other functions. It gives users a single point of access and consistent view of information and resources that enhance a user’s ability to monitor, manage and protect an airport.
  • Integrated solutions for fire and life safety, security with video analytics and access controls will also be highlighted during the show. In addition, Honeywell Outcome Based Service drives operational efficiencies within an airport terminal through near real-time analysis of building data, focusing maintenance activities where they are needed most by maximizing asset uptime
  • The IoT-enabled solutions will be showcased on Honeywell’s stand 5100 during The Airport Show 2019 taking place 29th April -1st May 2019 at the World Trade Center in Dubai.

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