Honeywell says it is giving business jet operators more control over their onboard data consumption and service usage with updates to several of its GoDirect services. The company says the updates across their engine maintenance service plan, its GoDirect Data Control option, and the new FalconConnect for Dassault customers provide tailored services to individual fleets, helping business jet operators stay connected and better manage their aircraft while cutting operating costs.
Honeywell recently announced usage-based discounts for their Maintenance Service Plan (MSP). The company is changing its signature MSP to a usage-based service plan driven by advanced data — calling this “a new way of approaching maintenance for the industry.” Data analytics have been developed to award discounts based on flight behaviors that have been known to positively affect engine wear, including flight length, throttle settings and flight environment. Customers can earn discounts of up to 10 percent off their engine maintenance costs for operating their aircraft under optimal conditions. Their GoDirect maintenance portal allows customers to track monthly performance and related savings.
They say their GoDirect Data Control helps operators using JetConneX tailor their onboard connectivity experience to save an average of 30 percent. The service predicts data consumption of streaming video services before a flight, helping operators choose the right connectivity package for their needs.
The company also says Dassault’s new FalconConnect, powered by Honeywell’s GoDirect services, is officially on the market. It provides everything needed for a fully connected experience, including high-speed cabin internet, cockpit safety links and standard ground communication.