Honeywell has signed
avionics protection plan agreements with Australian Helicopters,
Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand.
The three 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.
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.
SFS Aviation has enrolled two of its AW139 helicopters and one
S-76 into HAPP to meet its demanding oil and gas support flight
“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.”
HAPP is an extended
warranty program that provides peace of mind for aircraft
operators from the burden of unexpected maintenance costs through
predictable, fixed-price coverage on exchange and repair services
for most Honeywell avionics.
Coverage is available for any product
maintained in the spares and exchange pool through a global
network of supply depots and authorized sales and service centers.
This effectively allows Honeywell to take ownership of ensuring
there are sufficient assets to support an operator’s fleet.
The program’s pricing is based on flight hours, aircraft type
and on-board equipment. Special pricing is available for fleet
operators, regardless of the age of the aircraft, with no buy-in
fee required. Fleet discounts are also available alongside
flexible payment options that allow operators to renew annually or
lock into their current pricing for several years.
In October 2015 Honeywell signed a three-year agreement
with Weststar Aviation Services, a global offshore
helicopter transportation services provider based in Malaysia, to
enroll 23 of its AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters in the HAPP. The
agreement grants full coverage for Weststar Aviation Services
avionics suite, including the cockpit electrical systems.
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