VSE Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC, “VSE”), announced on 17 October 2022 that it has been appointed by Honeywell as the exclusive global distributor of the LASEREF IV product line. The LASEREF IV inertial reference system replaces the existing LASEREF I, II and III systems, which are no longer supported through Honeywell.
Honeywell’s LASEREF IV is an all-digital ring laser gyro-based inertial reference system. The system uses gyroscopes, accelerometers and electronics to provide an aircraft with precise altitude, velocity and navigation information so it can determine how it is moving through the airspace.
“It is crucial that all operators and owners of compatible business aircraft using the obsolete LASEREF I, II and III upgrade to the new system,” said Brian Howell, Vice President, Business & General Aviation, Aftermarket Americas, Honeywell Aerospace. “VSE Aviation is well positioned in the aerospace industry with its global reach to provide our customers with a shorter lead time and order process when it comes to upgrading their LASEREF systems. The latest system offers the lowest cost of ownership with the highest reliability and improved maintenance.”
“VSE understands the criticality of inertial reference technology to business aviation,” said Pedro Gonzalez, Vice President and General Manager, Distribution, VSE Aviation. “We’re excited to continue supporting operators who benefit from higher reliability, reduced weight and lower cost of ownership with Honeywell’s LASEREF IV.”
The LASEREF IV upgrade affects all business aircraft operators and owners that are using the obsolete LASEREF I, II and III systems. The upgrade is available for the following aircraft models: Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000, Cessna Citation X, Challenger 600, 601, 601-3A, 601-3R, Dassault Falcon 900, 900EX, 900C, 2000, 2000EX, Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP, GV, Falcon 50EX, and Hawker 800A/B, 1000 and 800XP.