Honeywell Signs Two Dealership Agreements in the Middle East

 - November 17, 2013, 7:00 AM

Honeywell Aerospace has signed two dealership agreements with Middle East-based companies to improve business and general aviation operators’ access to sales and services, the company announced.

Honeywell (Stand 2336) inked an avionics dealership and service center agreement with Hawker Pacific (Stand 1378) to enhance its approved business and general aviation channel partner network in the Middle East. This will improve sales, installation and aftermarket support in the Middle East for Honeywell’s wide range of avionics products and services including cockpit avionics and satellite communication technologies for both the cockpit and cabin.

Honeywell Aerospace also signed an avionics dealership agreement with Jeddah-based Arabian Aircraft Services (Arabasco) of Saudi Arabia, to increase installation capability and reduce servicing time for Honeywell avionics-equipped business and general aviation operators across the Middle East.

The agreement with Arabasco (Chalet B8, B9) will give operators access to a Honeywell-approved avionics service center in Saudi Arabia that can provide maintenance, retrofits, modifications and upgrades to operators of Honeywell-equipped aircraft. The latest agreement represents an upgrade of Arabasco’s existing Honeywell servicing capability, for the company’s TFE731 engine family. Arabasco has been an aviation services provider in the kingdom for 27 years.

“Minimizing grounding time through more efficient, accessible servicing, meeting mandates and enhancing the value of business aviation aircraft through technology are top priorities for our operators,” said Andy Gill, senior director, Honeywell Aerospace aftermarket EMEAI. “Our partnership with Arabasco, a company with nearly three decades of experience in servicing and ground support in the Middle East, is the latest example of how we are meeting this need and making it easier for our customers in Saudi Arabia and across the region to keep their fleets flying and up-to-date with the latest Honeywell technology,” said Gill.

“Hawker Pacific is a valuable addition to our dealer network in the Middle East, said Gill. “Our two companies already have a long-standing and successful full-service agreement in Australia. With this latest announcement operators in the Middle East can now benefit from faster, local access to Hawker Pacific’s product expertise and aftermarket care for a wide range of our business and general aviation products and services.”