Honeywell has rolled out a next-generation, digital cabin pressure control and monitoring system (CPCMS) that can be used by business, regional, and military aircraft. Piaggio Aerospace will use the CPCMS on its P.180 Avanti Evo, with the first delivery of the system expected to the OEM in the third quarter of this year and certification and service entry in the first half of 2022.
Honeywell said this fourth-generation CPCMS is fully electric and requires less maintenance than previous versions. It also has improved reliability and the capability to detect and report any failures or issues, including for the backup manual portion of the system. The complete system weighs less than six pounds, which makes it 30 percent lighter than the previous system, and it features a newer and smaller digital controller to accommodate upgrades.
“After listening to our customers, it was clear the industry required an update because most systems being used today rely on decades-old technology,” said Honeywell v-p and general manager of air and thermal systems Tom Hart. “We acted quickly and developed a new digital system that is significantly lighter, more reliable, and less costly to certify than products on the market today.”