Honeywell Supports Air China's Growing Fleet With Customized Aftermarket Solutions
Honeywell to enhance safety and efficiency with repair and maintenance on the 331-350 APU
BEIJING, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has strengthened its strategic relationship with Air China, signing an agreement to provide services to Air China that will optimize the safety, efficiency and performance of its growing fleet of wide-body aircraft. Under this agreement, Honeywell will provide repair and maintenance on the 331-350 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for 53 new and existing Airbus A330 aircraft and six Airbus A340 aircraft.
"As China's flagship carrier, Air China continues to lead the way in fleet operational efficiency and safety," said Briand Greer, president, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace. "This agreement underscores the long-term relationship between Honeywell and Air China, and enables the airline to maintain high reliability and optimal efficiencies that ultimately lower the total cost of ownership."
As part of the agreement, Honeywell will provide Air China with customized service and maintenance solutions. The tailored aftermarket solutions, coupled with predictive trend monitoring and diagnostics (PTMD), will provide engineering expertise and support resources that will allow Air China to better manage and predict maintenance spending, while optimizing APU on-wing time and reducing downtime costs.
Honeywell's services will also expedite maintenance turnaround time (TAT), providing Air China with low cost of maintenance and ownership. With more than 12 million hours of service, the 331-350 APU is supported at Honeywell's authorized service centers located around the world. Honeywell's emphasis on high-quality, competitive turnaround time will optimize flight safety for both Air China and its passengers.
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