Next-generation Avionics Suite to Help Air China Maximize Operating Efficiency and Safety
SINGAPORE, February 14, 2012 – Air China has extended its relationship with Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Aerospace with a range of agreements covering avionics and wheels and brakes.
With an increasing number of aircraft filling the skies, pilots need critical flight-related data, including weather and traffic conditions, delivered in real time to help make vital decisions during the flight. Honeywell’s avionics suite will be deployed in Air China’s brand-new fleet of 19 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, providing pilots with improved situational awareness to help keep aircraft on course and optimize navigation and routing for improved fuel efficiency.
Air China is the national flag carrier of China and provides air passenger, air cargo and airline-related services and products. Its airline-related services include aircraft maintenance and ground handling services in Beijing, Chengdu and other locations.
Advanced Avionics Improve Pilot Situational Awareness
The Honeywell avionics suite includes IntuVue 3-D, an advanced weather system that provides pilots with a more complete picture of weather conditions than current two-dimensional (2-D) systems. As a lighter and more reliable solution, IntuVue will help Air China reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. The agreement also includes:
• SATCOM with SwiftBroadband
• Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) with Mode S transponders
• Flight Data Recorders (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR)
Innovative Landing System Technologies Provide Improved Performance, Reduced Maintenance Costs and Excellent Maintainability
Air China has also selected Honeywell to provide wheels and steel brakes for its purchase and lease of Boeing 737NG aircraft over the next 10 years.
• With Honeywell landing systems, Air China will receive long life from its wheels and brakes in all aircraft operating conditions.
• Honeywell Cerametalix steel brakes also reduce the need for in-service removals, while maximizing part reuse, to help reduce maintenance requirements and repair costs.
“As the country’s flagship carrier, leading the way in fleet operational efficiency and safety is of paramount importance to Air China,” said Briand Greer, president of Honeywell Aerospace Asia Pacific. “These agreements underscore the long-standing partnership between Honeywell and Air China, and ensure that the carrier is able to maximize performance, lower operating costs and ultimately deliver an improved passenger experience.”
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