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Gulf Air Selects Honeywell’s Auxiliary Power Units to Power its Airbus A320neo Fleet

Bahrain’s national carrier will benefit from a maintenance service agreement that keeps their fleet operational and cost effective
Published: November 2017
 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2017: Honeywell and long-time customer Gulf Air have signed an agreement to purchase Honeywell auxiliary power units for its new fleet of 29 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Under the agreement, Honeywell will also provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services to help Gulf Air achieve greater cost predictability for future maintenance while reducing expenses when unexpected servicing is required.

“We are committed to being an airline industry leader, as shown by our selection of a modern fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft. These aircraft, along with Honeywell’s advanced auxiliary power units, show a commitment to keeping our fleet in the air and up to date with the latest technologies,” said Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Air. “We are certainly moving in the right direction, and with Honeywell’s APUs and the accompanying maintenance service agreement, we are able to focus on providing our passengers with the performance and reliability they deserve.”

The Honeywell 131-9A auxiliary power unit (APU) is a critical piece of equipment on a plane, supplying the air source to start an aircraft’s main engines, as well as electrical power and air conditioning while the plane is on the ground to ensure maximum passenger comfort. The 131-9A is known for its reliability and lower maintenance costs over the course of its entire life cycle, resulting in significant fuel savings each year.

“Our experience and legacy in aerospace affords us the opportunity to provide the best technology, equipment and support services possible to some of the most innovative and customer-centric operators around the globe,” said Varant Panosian, senior director Customer Business at Honeywell Aerospace. “Gulf Air is a long-term customer of ours, and we are pleased to be chosen as the APU and maintenance service supplier for their new fleet of A320neo aircraft.”

Honeywell is the first company to produce a gas turbine aviation APU in 1948. Today the company continues that long history of APU production with the family of 131-series of APUs with more than 100 million hours in service.

To find out more about Honeywell’s work with Gulf Air and the company’s APU and maintenance service agreement offerings, visit us at the Dubai Airshow 2017 at Chalet #A19.

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