Honeywell’s Boeing Plane Testing out New Aviation Technology

June 1, 2018 Last Updated: June 1, 2018

Honeywell is commonly known for its heating products in households. What many people don’t know, is that they are also involved in the aviation industry as well.

As a technological company, Honeywell needs to test its products. In this case, they can call this a test lab in the sky. The inside of this Boeing 757 was transformed from the normal passenger seating into engineering stations. Each engineer is testing equipment and Honeywell’s newest technologies—technology that may be applied to a flier’s next flight.

Up in the atmosphere at cruising altitude, the engineers begin testing the equipment. The entire plane is dedicated to testing the new technologies. One example is an engine mounted to the side of the plane. The engine plays no role in propelling the plane in the air, but rather to be tested for performance. Other technologies tested include Wi-Fi and weather radar. Honeywell says, “It’s all about making flying safer and more efficient for everyone.”