VIDEO: Honeywell controls bizjet cabin functions with Google Glass


LAS VEGAS: Business aviation passengers have come to expect wireless control of their aircraft environment. But as the consumer electronics space starts to expand to include wearable technology, these same passengers are interested in understanding whether smart watch or Google Glass technology makes sense, says Honeywell.

That’s why the aerospace giant has created an application that connects Google Glass with an aircraft’s cabin management system, in this case, Honeywell’s popular Ovation Select CMS. In its first iteration, the application gives flight crew a hands-free way to prepare the aircraft for flight and to perform routine tasks, enhancing the user experience for both crew and passengers. But pairing pilots and mechanics with an aircraft in this fashion could also obviously make sense.

A cabin crew member walks us through the benefits of this application in the video below, which was teased by Honeywell Aerospace VP marketing and product management Jack Jacobs to attendees of this week’s Cabin Integration Symposium in Las Vegas, a joint collaboration between Runway Girl Network and Future Travel Experience.

Jacobs says this technology has clear applications for the commercial airline space, as airlines look to truly e-enable their aircraft from nose to tail.