Honeywell to Provide British Airways with Wheels and Carbon Brakes Over Lifetime

The contract valued at more than $50 million calls for Honeywell to provide British Airways with wheels and brakes materials on 46 Boeing B777-200 and 16 B767-300 aircraft through their lifetime, up to 2033.

DUBAI AIR SHOW, U.A.E., Nov. 15, 2009 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it will provide wheels and carbon brakes for British Airways’ Boeing 767 and 777 aircraft over the life of the fleet in a contract valued at more than $50 million.

“This program is one of the longest materials supply agreements we have ever entered,” said Mike Madsen, Vice President of Airlines, Honeywell Aerospace. “By extending coverage over the fleet’s lifetime and partnering with Honeywell as a preferred supplier, British Airways is securing low and predictable maintenance costs for their fleet.”

The contract calls for Honeywell to provide British Airways with wheels and brakes materials on 46 Boeing B777-200 and 16 B767-300 aircraft through their lifetime, up to 2033. British Airways will maintain the B777 and B767 wheels and brakes in its own recently built workshop near Heathrow Airport.

Honeywell’s carbon brakes provide 15 percent greater service life and, on the Boeing 767, a weight savings of 900 pounds per aircraft, than typical steel brakes. Designed to meet the increasing performance requirements of modern aircraft, Honeywell’s carbon heat sink materials, titanium braking components and patented anti-oxidant protection enhance brake durability and reliability. This improves dynamic landing performance and lengthens the service life of aircraft landing systems.

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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