Honeywell Aerospace Selected For Australia's First Precision Landing System At Sydney Airport

Honeywell Aerospace Selected For Australia's First Precision Landing System At
                                Sydney Airport

  PR Newswire

  SYDNEY, Feb. 13, 2013

-- Airservices Australia adopts SmartPath® to support Sydney's growth as an
international hub

SYDNEY, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell's (NYSE: HON) SmartPath has
been selected by Airservices Australia as the country's first Ground-Based
Augmentation System (GBAS) to improve operational efficiency and decrease air
traffic noise at Sydney Airport.

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Designed to overcome the limitations of traditional Instrument Landing Systems
(ILS), a ground-based instrument approach system that relies on radio signals
and lighting, GBAS augments Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to make
them accurate and safe enough to use during aircraft approaches and landings
at airports experiencing high traffic volumes. Honeywell's SmartPath is the
world's only certified GBAS, with certifications from the Federal Aviation
Administration and Germany's BAF, and replaces older ILS technology.

Sydney Airport as an International Hub

  *Sydney Airport has developed into a major international hub for the
    Australian and Asian region, serving a record 36.9 million passengers in
    2012, a 3.6 percent rise from the previous year.
  *Responding to growing passenger demand, the selection of SmartPath at
    Sydney is the result of a successful partnership between the airport,
    Airservices, Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Qantas
    Airways, which provided GNSS landing system (GLS)-equipped A380 and B737
    aircraft for system testing.
  *SmartPath will complete operational testing and evaluation by Airservices,
    Sydney Airport and Qantas by the end of Q1 2013 before becoming
    commercially operational, pending certification by CASA.

Benefits of SmartPath Precision Landing System

  *SmartPath supports up to 26 precision approaches for aircraft across up to
    four runways simultaneously, eliminating the need for multiple ILS systems
    at airports with several runways.
  *SmartPath reduces maintenance and can yield annual maintenance savings of
    up to $400,000 over ILS.
  *SmartPath reduces tarmac congestion and increases airport throughput by
    mitigating the need for taxiing aircraft to "short-hold."

Honeywell SmartPath Worldwide

  *Honeywell is a pioneer in GBAS technology and has demonstrated the
    benefits of GBAS at more than 25 airports around the world.
  *As well as the recent completion of SmartPath at Bremen, Germany, the
    system also went live at Newark Liberty International, New Jersey, in
    September 2012.
  *SmartPath systems are also currently being installed at Rio de Janeiro,
    Brazil; Malaga, Spain; Memphis, Tennessee and Houston, Texas.
  *Following the success of the SmartPath trials at Sydney, Airservices is
    now commencing work on extending the country's GBAS network to Melbourne
    International Airport.

Supporting Quotes

  *Mike Underwood, Director of Business Development, Honeywell Aerospace "The
    rapid rate of passenger growth seen at Sydney Airport requires a greater
    level of precision for approaching aircraft. Installing SmartPath will
    help meet demand, drive efficiency and ensure that the airport is better
    equipped to service airlines, fleets and passengers now and in the future.
    SmartPath complements the existing performance-based navigation
    capabilities of today's aircraft, further increasing fuel savings and
    lowering emissions."
  *Nick Welch, Program Manager, Airservices Australia "Honeywell's SmartPath
    exceeded expectations during testing, and the Civil Aviation Authority of
    Australia will shortly receive the application for the system to operate
    without restriction. As air traffic across Australia continues to grow, we
    are now starting work on extending our GBAS network to Melbourne
    International Airport."
  *Kerrie Mather, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Airport "We are proud to be
    one of the first airports in the world to use SmartPath, which will
    deliver a better passenger experience, reduce delays and improve
    operations, particularly in poor weather conditions."
  *Alex Passerini, Technical Pilot, Qantas Airways "From taking delivery of
    the world's first GLS-capable jet transport aircraft in 2005 in the form
    of a Boeing 737-800, followed by the first Airbus aircraft with this
    remarkable technology, Qantas understands the significant benefits it
    offers. The International Civil Aviation Organization has designated it as
    the default replacement system for ILS, and our flight crews have been
    very impressed with the accuracy and stability of the uplinked flight
    path. As operators, we also understand the infrastructure advances GLS
    provides over conventional technologies like ILS and the overall
    improvements this means for the air traffic system and ultimately to the
    environment and our customers."

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