Honeywell announced today that it was selected to provide comprehensive maintenance for avionics with Singapore Airlines for their A380 fleet. The Airbus A380, the world’s largest airplane, began service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.
Honeywell designed industry-leading avionic and cockpit solutions for the newest airliner developed for the long-range market, including many products that are lighter, smaller and improve efficiencies for a lower total cost of ownership. Utilizing this engineering expertise for repair and spares management will further reduce costs for Singapore Airlines.
“Honeywell’s Integrated Service Solution reduces the need for Singapore Airlines to store, ship, track and forecast inventory,” said Mike Madsen, Honeywell Vice President of Airlines. “The airline can spend more time flying. The Honeywell solution will help Singapore Airlines reduce their maintenance costs with our strong technical support and rapid repair times.”
Singapore Airlines has ordered 19 A380s. Honeywell will provide avionics maintenance for 14 years from the first aircraft delivery.
Under the agreement, Honeywell will supply Singapore Airlines fleet of 19 A380s with spares and logistics management for maintenance services on Honeywell products, including the flight management system, satellite communication system, air data inertial reference system, aircraft environment surveillance system (which includes the weather radar, traffic collision alert avoidance system, mode s transponder, and Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems [EGPWS]), and the secondary electric power distribution system for the A380 aircraft.
Honeywell International is a $34 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. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.
Based in Phoenix, Honeywell’s 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.