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Honeywell Announces LTS101-850B-2 Engine Upgrade for Eurocopter BK117 

New Upgrade Delivers 15 Percent Power Improvement

ANAHEIM, Calif., February 22, 2009 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its LTS101 model turboshaft engine for the Eurocopter BK117 helicopter has been improved and will deliver 15 percent more power for takeoff and 18 percent more power for hot day operations.

“By incorporating a cooled Gas Producer turbine assembly, the LTS101-850 increases available power and more than doubles Gas Producer disk life to 15,000 cycles, which results in reduced operating costs,” said Doug Kult, Honeywell Director of Sales, Helicopter and Surface Systems.

“In addition to the increased takeoff power, the LTS101-850 produces an 18 percent hot day increase and a 16 percent increase in OEI (One Engine Inoperative) power,” Kult said.

Honeywell is currently working to complete the Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) needed to install the engine in the aircraft. Certification is planned for early 2010.

The LTS101 engine family has accumulated more than 10 million flight hours of operation. Honeywell has continuously invested in engine improvements through the infusion of new technologies and upgrades. As a result the engine family has demonstrated a four-fold improvement in reliability since 1996, and unscheduled removals and warranty claims have been driven to the lowest values in the history of the engine.

Honeywell offers a full range of helicopter equipment, from aircraft engines, auxiliary power units and other mechanical systems to Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) and a full range of helicopter safety systems.

More information about Honeywell helicopter systems is at .

Honeywell International is a $37 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For additional information, please visit

Based in Phoenix, Honeywell’s $12 billion aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.

This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about future business operations, financial performance and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in business forecasts as further described in our filings under the Securities Exchange Act.

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