Wizz Air to increase efficiency with Honeywell products
Honeywell is to provide a suite of its safety and navigational avionics products and the 131-9A auxiliary power unit (APU) for installation on 70 new Airbus A320s for Wizz Air. The airline has also finalised a long-term service agreement on the Honeywell APU.
The advanced avionics suite includes the IntuVue radar system, Honeywell's 3-D weather radar that allows pilots to see better and avoid weather, windshear and turbulence, ensuring a safer and more comfortable ride for passengers.
Honeywell continues to pursue energy efficiency innovations, including the recent implementation of a fuel burn de-rate upgrade that reduces APU fuel consumption by 5%.
"This is a terrific example of an airline incorporating all of the energy efficiency savings Honeywell can provide, from making an individual aircraft more efficient with fuel saving APUs to helping the aircraft operate more efficiently in the air traffic system," said T.K. Kallenbach, Honeywell Aerospace vice-president of marketing and product management.
"Honeywell was able to offer us the right combination of avionics products to improve the quality of operations while reducing operating costs," remarked Marc Weber, head of technical services at Wizz Air. "At the same time the Honeywell service agreement for the APUs provides us with a long-term, high quality maintenance solution."
The avionics suite of products for Wizz Air includes:the IntuVue 3-D volumetric weather radar; enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS); airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS II) with ADS-B and Mode S Quantum Line of communication and navigation equipment (CNS); air data inertial reference system (ADIRS); emergency locator transmitters (ELTs); solid state flight data recorder (SSFDR) and solid state cockpit voice recorder (SSCVR) and the flight management system (FMS).