India’s fast-growing Kingfisher Airlines has selected Honeywell to provide 131-9A auxiliary power units for its Airbus A320s, as well as a program for their maintenance. The airline also selected Honeywell to provide the full suite of avionics for its A320, A330 and A340 aircraft. The suite includes an enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS), airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS II), weather radar with wind-shear detection and Quantum nav/com system. Honeywell is also supplying high-speed satellite communications for Kingfisher’s A330s and A340s to enable onboard e-mail, Internet access and telephony.
Other new Honeywell business in the region includes a $33 million agreement to supply wheels and brakes for the 17 Boeing 737-700 and six 737-800 aircraft being supplied to China Eastern Airlines. Deliveries began in 2007 and continue through 2010. That deal comes as Honeywell celebrates a five-year deal covering a comprehensive maintenance program for Air China’s entire fleet of 180 aircraft, plus future deliveries. The fleet includes Boeing 737s, 747s and 767s, and Airbus A320s and A340s.
Elsewhere, Honeywell has worked closely with Airbus and Singapore Airlines and created an entry-into-service (EIS) team to help ease the introduction of the Airbus A380. The EIS team is currently preparing for more A380s to enter service, including those ordered by Emirates and Qantas. Honeywell contributes 13 major systems on board the double-deck airliner.