Honeywell Signs $2.8 Billion Lifetime Contract With Embraer to Provide
Avionics for Second Generation of E-Jets
- Primus Epic avionics system provides exceptional situational awareness and
reduces pilot workload
- Advanced software architecture allows for easy next-generation updates
- $2.8 billion contract includes OEM and aftermarket services
PHOENIX, Feb. 4, 2013
PHOENIX, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Embraer have
signed an agreement worth $2.8 billion over its lifetime to provide
Honeywell's Primus Epic as the integrated avionics system for Embraer's new
second generation of the E-Jet aircraft family.
Avionics can include navigation, communications and display systems in the
cockpit to give pilots and crew critical information to help them fly safely,
accurately and efficiently.
Primus Epic integrates these systems into a compact offering and adds
innovative technologies such as synthetic vision and advanced flight
management for better situational awareness and more fuel-efficient, direct
approaches at airports.
The second generation of Embraer E-Jets equipped with Honeywell's Primus Epic
is planned to enter service in 2018, with the program expected to launch later
this year. Honeywell and Embraer have a long history of working together on a
variety of products and services, dating back 25 years.
With 9 million flight hours to date on E-Jets, Honeywell's highly successful
Primus Epic boasts commonality with the current generation of fielded
aircraft, allowing for a smooth transition to the new platform. Because these
avionics are software-based, Embraer will be able to easily and effectively
integrate future communication, navigation and air traffic management systems.
oJohn Bolton, President, Air Transport & Regional, Honeywell Aerospace
"Honeywell's Primus Epic is an incredibly innovative, highly integrated and
proven technology that makes flying safer and more efficient. Our avionics
systems are found inside the world's most successful aircraft, including
Embraer's existing 170/190 E-Jet family of aircraft."
"We look forward to continuing our partnership and pursuing additional E-Jet
opportunities that our exceptional breadth of products and services affords
oPaulo Caesar Silva, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation
"Honeywell has been a valued partner of Embraer for many years, so it is with
great confidence that we extend our relationship for this important program.
We believe that the evolution of the Honeywell Primus Epic, including large
landscape displays, will provide flexibility for continuous innovation in the
flight deck, while offering a mature system and a smooth transition for pilots
between the current and future generation of E-Jets."
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