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Anderson and Capt Al Alawi with other officials at the signing.

Gulf Air selects Honeywell’s APUs for new planes

MANAMA, 8 days ago

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has signed an agreement with Honeywell for the purchase Honeywell Auxiliary Power Units for its new, incoming fleet of 29 Airbus 320/321neo aircraft. 
 
Under the agreement, Honeywell will also provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services helping Gulf Air achieve greater cost predictability for future maintenance while reducing expenses when unexpected servicing is required, said a statement.
 
The agreement was signed by Randy Anderson, President, Honeywell Aerospace, Europe Middle East Africa & India, and Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air, and the ceremony was attended by executive management members of both Gulf Air and Honeywell.
 
“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 up to date with the latest technologies,” said Capt Al Alawi. “We are moving in the right direction, and with Honeywell’s APUs and the accompanying maintenance service agreement, we are better 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 has a long history of producing APUs for aviation as the first company to produce a gas turbine APU in 1948 and continuing that trend with its family of 131-series APUs, one of the company’s most successful lines of APUs with more than 100 million hours in service. – TradeArabia News Service



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