Honeywell has extended its agreements with Indian low-fare airline GoAir for the installation and maintenance of Model 131-9A auxiliary power units on 10 more of the airline’s new Airbus A320s. The agreement calls for Honeywell to install the new APUs between 2012 and 2014. It builds on the company’s existing 10-unit APU contract with GoAir, and puts it in charge of APU maintenance across the entire GoAir A320 fleet until 2018.
The U.S. company claims its 131-9A will deliver GoAir a 3.4-percent fuel burn benefit and a 10-percent power advantage over competing APUs, while also allowing it to cool or heat the cabin two minutes faster.
GoAir has derated most of the APUs on its existing fleet, so it will now be able to achieve a total fuel burn benefit of 4.5 percent per aircraft duty cycle over its original settings, said Honeywell.