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Tiger Aviation selects Honeywell Products for New Airbus A320s

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Tiger Aviation has selected Honeywells full suite of avionics products for its additional eight Airbus A320 aircraft scheduled for delivery between 2008 and 2010. This compliments the groups existing fleet which is already equipped with Honeywell avionics equipment. The new aircraft will be deployed in Tiger Aviations operating bases across Singapore, Australia, Korea and additional Asian bases to meet demand for low fare travel.

The avionics suite to be provided for these aircraft will include Honeywells RDR-4B weather radar; QuantumTM Line Comm Nav Surveillance (CNS); high-frequency radio; Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS); Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), Solid State Flight Data Recorder (SSFDR); Solid State Cockpit Voice Recorder (SSCVR); Flight Data Acquisition and Management System (FDAMS); Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) and Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT).

Tiger Airways Group Chief Operating Officer Steve Burns said, The safety and security of our passengers has always been top priority for Tiger Airways. The Honeywell avionics suite provides assurance of reliability to Tiger Airways flight operations. The extension of our existing partnership with Honeywell delivers economies of scale and cost efficiency to the Tiger Airways Group, ensuring that we can keep costs low while our focus on safety remains high.

Honeywells flight management system is a new design that revolutionizes flight plan editing through a graphic interface to simplify aircraft flight planning. EGPWS, invented by Honeywell, provides a terrain display and alerts the flight crew if the aircraft approaches too close to terrain. Honeywells patented ACAS (aka TCAS - Traffic Collision Avoidance System) provides a display of surrounding aircraft and alerts the flight crew if another aircraft comes too close for safety. Satellite communications systems provide passenger and crew instant digital voice and air data communications, as well as flight deck connectivity with air traffic control.

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