PHOENIX, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vietnam Airlines has awarded a $100 million avionics and auxiliary power unit (APU) contract to Honeywell (NYSE: HON) for its fleet of 36 new and 22 existing Airbus A321 aircraft.
Honeywell also will work with the airline to help establish an in-house APU repair and overhaul capability. Honeywell's avionics for Vietnam Airlines include the Flight Management System (FMS), Multifunction Control Display Unit, the industry's first Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU), and Air Data Module (ADM).
The Honeywell avionics solutions selected by Vietnam Airlines will provide critical real- time information to the pilots to help keep the aircraft on course, clear of terrain, and optimize the navigation and routing for better fuel efficiency.
In addition, Honeywell's fuel-efficient 131-9A APU will provide Vietnam Airlines with an annual estimated savings as much as $10,000 per aircraft.
Honeywell equipment available on Airbus aircraft include fuel controls, APU, electric power systems, communication/navigation radios, traffic/ground/weather surveillance systems, flight management system, inertial navigation systems, wheels, brakes and exterior LED lighting.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, 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.
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