Honeywell Supports China Eastern Airlines In Increasing The Safety And
Efficiency Of Its Fleet
With Honeywell avionics, wheels and carbon brake systems, China Eastern
Airlines continues its investment in innovative aircraft technology
SHANGHAI, Feb. 26, 2013
SHANGHAI, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has
extended its strategic partnership with China Eastern Airlines, signing
several agreements to increase the safety, efficiency and performance of its
growing fleet of aircraft. Through these agreements, Honeywell will provide a
range of avionics products for 58 new Boeing 737NG aircraft, scheduled to be
delivered over the next five years. Honeywell will also provide wheels and
brakes for 15 new Airbus A330 aircraft. This would bring the total number of
Airbus A330 aircraft in China Eastern Airlines' fleet equipped with Honeywell
wheels and brakes to 51 by 2015.
The Honeywell avionics products that will be installed on China Eastern's new
Boeing 737NG aircraft include:
oIntuVue 3-D Weather Radar, the industry's most advanced weather radar,
provides flight crews with intuitive displays of weather from 0 to 60,000
feet and up to 320 nautical miles away. This technology has been proven to
save fuel by avoiding unnecessary diversions. In addition, a new upgrade
is available, which predicts lightning and hail in a storm cell and allows
the pilot to reroute, increasing passenger safety and preventing potential
costly damage to the aircraft.
oTraffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), which provides
SmartTraffic features, allowing airlines to accurately and safely navigate
congested areas through a more intuitive and informative display of
traffic. Using unique features to keep aircraft separated both over land
and oceanic routes, it directly contributes to fuel savings.
oEnhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) uses the industry's most
accurate worldwide terrain database to predict potential conflicts between
the aircraft's flight path and terrain or obstacles. New software upgrades
available for download address runway excursions and incursions, the
aviation industry's most common cause of accidents at or near the airport.
With these avionics installations, China Eastern Airlines will have an
advanced 737NG platform that enables flight crews to maximize safety and
comfort for their passengers while reducing costs, fuel burn and carbon
emissions during flight.
China Eastern Airlines has also chosen Honeywell's proven aircraft landing
systems for its fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft. The agreement will provide a
comprehensive suite of unique aftermarket repair and maintenance programs for
the braking systems through Honeywell's joint venture with China Eastern
Airlines and backed by Honeywell's award-winning engineering and customer and
product support network.
Designed to meet the increasing performance requirements of modern aircraft,
Honeywell's carbon heat-sink materials, titanium braking components and
patented antioxidant protection enhance brake durability and reliability to
improve the landing performance and service life of aircraft landing systems
through lower weight and with lower total cost of ownership.
oBriand Greer, President of Aerospace Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace
"As passenger travel in China continues to grow at a rapid pace, carriers have
recognized the need for aircraft technology that maximizes the safety,
capacity and efficiency of their fleets. Honeywell is helping China Eastern
ensure it is well-equipped with next-generation technology to support its
growth in the marketplace."
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