Being part of the aerospace business for more than a century gives Honeywell a unique perspective on this exciting and dynamic industry. Certainly much has changed since our legacy-company forefathers invented the first autopilot and thousands of other innovations that improved the safety and efficiency of flight. But some things haven’t changed very much at all – including our passion for applying leading-edge technologies and know-how to advance the science of flight and make life better for people the world over.
Aerospace is a large, important and diverse industry that provides millions of jobs and has plays a vital role in the global economy. Beyond that, it has an enormous impact on society – bringing people together, protecting their homelands and national interests, and enabling the exploration of the final frontiers of space.
But those aren’t the only things that make this industry – and its people – unique. Here are five ways to tell if someone works in aerospace:
They’re a scientist, engineer or technician
Technical people are the lifeblood of the aerospace industry, which has attracted many of the best and brightest minds for decades. We have more than 22,000 people in engineering roles at Honeywell and thousands more with engineering degrees working in other kinds of jobs – from marketing to customer support. But we always have room for smart, competent, engaged team members. Visit www.careersathoneywell.com to learn more.
They have their own language
Most professions have their own language and aerospace is no exception. The aerospace lexicon is full of abbreviations and acronyms, so much so that two engineers can have a lengthy conversation and never utter a word that can be found in a conventional dictionary.
has a language all its own, including “words” like EGPWS, TALIN and AIMS.
They make lots of ‘frenimies’
Like companies in any industry, aerospace suppliers have customers, partners and competitors. In aerospace, it’s not unusual for a single company to be all of the above. For example, Honeywell partners with United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney as
to develop the next generation of military helicopter engines. We also sell engine parts to P&W and we compete in several mechanical product categories.
They answer questions like ‘What’s that noise?’
People in the aerospace business know sounds associated with flying from the landing gear coming down to the flaps moving into position, making them great seat companions. Honeywell people often find themselves explaining the purpose and function of products like our new IntuVue weather radar, which helps flight crews avoid hazardous weather and turbulence.
They’re proud to be geeks
They don’t all wear horned-rimmed glasses and pocket protectors, but there’s a pretty good concentration of geeks in aerospace. Airline Reporter defined the term “Avgeek” and it certainly applies to lots of folks who work in aviation and space at Honeywell. They’re passionate about what they do and they’re totally focused on delivering value for customers and end-users of our products, services and software solutions.