Honeywell Aerospace confirmed Friday it is consolidating repair and overhaul sites in Renton, Washington, and Wichita, Kansas, into a similar operation in Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City. “Honeywell is centralizing its repair and overhaul (R&O) operations to better serve our customers,” the company told AIN in a statement.
The consolidation is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The Wichita and Renton operations repair and overhaul electronic equipment such as flight management systems, radios, radars, and actuators.
About 175 employees in Wichita are affected by the consolidation. “This is not a decision we made lightly as we realize this, unfortunately, affects valued employees,” the statement said. “We’ve provided employees with extensive notice and are also posting roles in Olathe, many of which include potential relocation assistance. We’re encouraging employees to apply for those roles or other Honeywell positions, and will offer severance and outplacement assistance to those eligible.”
Honeywell officials declined further comment on the consolidation. Since 2005, Honeywell has occupied a 60,000-sq-ft building at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport (ICT).