Honeywell ending Navigation Database service and support for non 6.1 software. 

Honeywell ending Navigation Database service
Honeywell ending Navigation Database service

Operators should be aware that Honeywell will be ending Honeywell database support for any software prior to 6.1 on September 30, 2022.   All operators with NZ 2000, IC 615 or IC 800 FMS that are not 6.1 or later will be required to upgrade their software and should start planning now.  

Operators with NZ 2000 units and 5.X software can upgrade to 6.1 at any of the four full service West Star Aviation facilities (ALN, GJT, CHA & PCD). The upgrade takes 1-2 days with an on-wing software load.  However, this will require ordering software in advance so operators should plan in advance or with other maintenance events.  IC615 and IC800 units will need to go to Honeywell for the upgrade. 

For operators with software older than 5.X, the upgrade will require hardware modifications along with the software upgrade, which will require a slightly longer turn time.  However, exchange options are available.  

When bundled with a WAAS GPS upgrade and the appropriate STC, the 6.1 software will add LPV approach capability.    LPV approaches will allow for a lower minimum landing altitude, which will improve operational capability.    Since LPV is a requirement for FANS, it is also a good time to consider a FANS upgrade as well.  Lead time for this bundled option is approximately 3 weeks.

The 6.1 software improvements include Vectors to Final Approach, Circle to land procedures, TACAN approaches, Multi-RNAV runways, Enroute holding procedures, Temperature Compensation and TOLD (Take Off and Landing Data performance.) 

Airframes with Honeywell FMS systems:

  • Hawker 800/A/B/XP 
  • Hawker 1000A/B 
  • Falcon 2000 
  • Falcon 900 A/B/EX 
  • Falcon 50 
  • Challenger 600-series 
  • Embraer EMB-135/145, Legacy 600/650 
  • Gulfstream models
  • Citation 550 / 560 / 650

For more information on the 6.1 upgrade, please contact any of the avionics specialists below:

Aaron Berg

Aaron Berg

Technical Sales Manager Avionics (GJT)
Office 970.243.7500
aberg@wsa.aero

Josh Peterson

Josh Peterson

Technical Sales Manager, Avionics (CHA)
Office 423.661.8928
jpeterson@wsa.aero

Walt Marcy

Walt Marcy

Technical Sales Manager Avionics (GJT)
Office 970.248.5258
wmarcy@wsa.aero

Mike Sichmeller

Mike Sichmeller

Technical Sales Manager Avionics
(ALN)
Office 618.258.8863
msichmeller@wsa.aero

Jeff Messmer

Jeff Messmer

Technical Sales Manager
(PCD)
Cell 314.607.4069
jmessmer@wsa.aero

Jim Ellis

Jim Ellis

Technical Sales Manager, Avionics (ALN)
Office 618.258.8065
jellis@wsa.aero

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