Honeywell Recognized as Top 10 Supplier for Airbus

Aerospace Electronics Systems Division Recognized for Outstanding

Customer Support by Airlines, Airline Manufacturer

Jun 15, 2005, 01:00 ET from Airbus

    PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell Aerospace Electronics Systems has
 been recognized by airplane manufacturer Airbus as a top-10 supplier in the
 company's annual rankings.  Airbus recognized its top ten systems suppliers
 during ceremonies at the Paris Air Show today.  Honeywell Aerospace
 Electronics Systems was one of four U.S.-based companies recognized by
 airlines for their product quality and support.
     Honeywell's Aerospace Electronics Systems division, which is headquartered
 in Phoenix, Az., produces electronic systems for many Airbus aircraft types,
 including the A300, A310, A318, A319, A320, A321 and the A340.  The company
 will also produce systems for the A380, the flagship of the 21st century.
 Adrian Paull, Vice President of customer and project support for Honeywell
 Aerospace accepted the award in Paris on behalf of the company.
     "The Airbus supplier rating is one of the most comprehensive ratings done
 within this industry and we are delighted to have been recognized by Airbus,"
 said Paull.  Airbus analyzes customer feedback and supplier performance
 reports to develop the annual ranking.  Supplier performance is measured by
 Airbus and its customer airlines, and results are defined by product and
 service performance, as well as cost management.  This year, 40 suppliers were
 rated, and more than 80 airlines worldwide participated in the survey.
     "Honeywell Aerospace Electronics Systems is a critical Avionics supplier
 to Airbus and has consistently provided outstanding support to our customers,"
 said Allan McArtor, Chairman-Airbus North America.  "We feel that Honeywell
 provides leadership and innovation in their product line and aftermarket
 customer support.  We are proud to be partners with the Honeywell and know
 that their dedication to the Aerospace community is their primary mission."
     Each new Airbus order means new business for American companies.  In 2004
 alone, Airbus spent nearly $7 billion with suppliers in more than 40 U.S.
 states.  Using a U.S. Department of Commerce model, that dollar amount
 translates into Airbus support of more than 140,000 American jobs.
     A leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive
 product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and
 manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as
 subsidiaries in the U.S., China and Japan.  Airbus is an EADS joint company
 with BAE Systems.
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