Honeywell brakes and wheels to go on Air New Zealand’s fleet of 747-400s
Honeywell’s airline support and aftermarket business gained more momentum here Sunday when the Phoenix, Arizona-based company landed a deal to supply Air New Zealand with wheels and brakes for its entire fleet of Boeing 747-400s. In January 2004, Honeywell and Lufthansa embarked on an STC program to develop new carbon friction material for the 747-400 with tailored friction and wear properties. The companies expect to win approval for the product in the second half of this year.
Other business from the Pacific Rim came in the form of a contract to provide repair and overhaul services on Honeywell auxiliary power units (APUs) on Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 777s and All Nippon Airways’ 767s. The 10-year deal with Singapore Airlines covers APU service on 77 airplanes, 58 of which the airline now operates. It plans to take delivery of the remaining 19 over the coming years.
The five-year agreement with All Nippon covers APU parts for 57 Boeing 767s. ANA will build and test the APUs at its service centers in Japan.
Meanwhile, by the end of this month, Honeywell expects to finish retrofitting 39 Embraer ERJ145s with its recently certified carbon heat-sink friction braking material.
Honeywell began the retrofits for U.S. regional carrier Trans States Airlines earlier this year as part of a comprehensive wheel and brake service and support package signed with the St. Louis-based airline last year.