2-Jun-2016 Source: Honeywell
Honeywell has signed three new avionics protection plan agreements with Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand. The three-year agreements cover a total of 17 helicopters under the Honeywell avionics protection plan, which include AgustaWestland AW139 and Sikorsky’s S-76 model.
The Honeywell avionics protection plan offers commercial helicopters, business aviation and general aviation operators a solution to ensure their fleets are flight-ready. Under this agreement, Australian Helicopters and Toll Remote Logistics will enroll six and eight AW139 helicopters, respectively, into HAPP for Honeywell’s Primus Epic integrated avionics system onboard its mission-critical fleet for a range of services including emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue, aerial work, and law enforcement.
Besides Australian Helicopters and Toll Remote Logistics, Thailand-based SFS Aviation has enrolled two of its AW139 helicopters and one S-76 into HAPP to meet its demanding oil and gas support flight schedules.
“Unplanned aircraft maintenance, repair costs and downtime are some of helicopter operators’ greatest pains today. With HAPP, the unpredictability of helicopter maintenance can be mitigated through fixed-price warranty packages, helping operators streamline operational costs and optimize helicopter availability,” said Mark Burgess, vice president, APAC, Defense and Space, Honeywell Aerospace. “As operators across the region continue to seek ways to increase fleet availability and minimize unexpected costs, Honeywell is proud to partner with Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics and SFS Aviation — its latest operators in Asia Pacific to adopt the plan — and we are confident in bringing HAPP’s fleet availability and cost savings benefits to more operators in the region.”