Honeywell is to supply avionics suites for South Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air’s new fleet of Boeing 737-800s. The contract covers six aircraft that are due for delivery between 2013 and 2017. The cockpit equipment includes Quantum Line communications/navigation sensors, airborne collision avoidance systems (ACAS II), flight data acquisition and management. Also included are IntuVue 3-D weather radars, which have demonstrated “a 50-percent reduction in turbulence-related incidents,” claimed Honeywell.
South Korea’s Jeju Air has hired UK-based Airstream International Group to “re-market” its four in-service Bombardier Q400 turboprops along with a large spares package as the airline prepares to move to an all-Boeing 737-800 fleet. Now leasing two 737-800s from GECAS, Jeju Air placed an order for five more of the narrowbodies with Boeing in December 2007 but, according to Boeing’s delivery database, it has yet to take of any of the airplanes.
South Korea’s Jeju Air has hired UK-based Airstream International Group to “re-market” its four in-service Bombardier Q400 turboprops along with a large spares package that includes engines as the airline prepares to move to an all-Boeing 737-800 fleet.
Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop continues to steal the spotlight from the company’s regional jet offerings, most recently drawing a firm order for another four examples from Flybe during last month’s Paris Air Show. The option conversion, coupled with an order for 20 Q400s announced in January, will increase Flybe’s Q400 fleet to 45 aircraft.
South Korea’s first regional airline, Jeju Air, plans to launch service this month with the first of five 74-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops. The airline also holds options on an additional three Q400s. Young-Shin Chang, chairman of Jeju Air’s holding company, Aekyung Group, and Sang-Kil Joo, president of Jeju Air, in late April accepted delivery of the first airplane during a ceremony held in Downsview, Ontario.