Dassault Suing Honeywell over EASy Delays

 - January 17, 2007, 5:58 AM

Dassault Aviation has filed a lawsuit seeking $60 million from Honeywell International over delivery delays of the EASy flight deck, Dassault and Honeywell officials confirmed here at NBAA. The suit contends that Honeywell misled Dassault by claiming that the EASy integrated avionics system, which is based on the Honeywell Primus Epic platform, was ready when in fact it needed more time for development. "Honeywell has worked with Dassault for more than 40 years, providing a wide variety of jet engines, avionics and other aerospace components," according to Honeywell's official statement. "While the companies are unfortunately involved in a legal dispute over certain business issues, both Honeywell and Dassault are continuing our long and successful partnership." A Dassault spokesman declined to comment. The suit was filed last month in federal district court in New York. The first Falcon 900EX EASy was certified in December 2003, the 2000EX EASy in August 2004 and the 900DX with EASy in October 2005. The in-development 7X and 2000DX also have EASy cockpits.