Honeywell Provides Safety Avionics and Mechanical Products for Wizz Air

PHOENIX -- Honeywell announces that it will provide a suite of its safety and navigational avionics products and the 131-9A Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for installation on 70 new Airbus A320 family aircraft to Wizz Air Hungary Ltd. The airline also finalized a long-term service agreement on the Honeywell APU.

The advanced avionics suite includes the IntuVue radar system, Honeywell's 3-D weather radar that allows pilots to better see and avoid weather, wind shear, and turbulence, ensuring a safer and more comfortable ride for passengers. Wizz Air selected Honeywell's 131-9A APU, which provides fuel efficiency and low cost of ownership. Honeywell continues to pursue energy efficiency innovations, including the recent implementation of a fuel burn de-rate upgrade that reduces APU fuel consumption by five percent.

"This is a terrific example of an airline incorporating all of the energy efficiency savings Honeywell can provide, from making an individual aircraft more efficient with fuel saving APUs to helping the aircraft operate more efficiently in the air traffic system," says T.K. Kallenbach, Honeywell Aerospace Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

"Honeywell was able to offer us the right combination of avionics products to improve the quality of operations while reducing operating costs," says Marc Weber, Head of Technical Services at Wizz Air. "At the same time the Honeywell service agreement for the APUs provides us with a long term, high quality maintenance solution."

Honeywell's 131-9A APU provides bleed air for main engine starting, plus electrical power for cockpit and cabin galley systems. The APU has been in service since 1998 and is in use on more than 1,400 aircraft by 100 customers.

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