Honeywell To Provide Lighting To Mexico’s Volaris Airlines
LED Wingtip Lighting Lasts 40 Times Longer Than Halogen
PHOENIX - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that Volaris Airlines has selected Honeywell’s Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology upgrade for their Airbus A320 navigation wingtip lighting.
Honeywell’s LED wingtip navigation lighting lasts up to 40 times longer than current halogen technology, resulting in significantly lower maintenance costs for airline operators. The drop-in replacement for the existing lighting does not require any aircraft modification and does not add additional weight, unlike other available lighting.
“This upgrade saves operators in downtime and maintenance, since the lifespan increases from 500 hours to 20,000 hours with LED,” said Jeff Johnston, Vice President of Platform Components. “Volaris benefits from fewer lamp changes, lower spares inventory and lower labor costs.”
Volaris will retrofit wingtip lighting on 20 Airbus A320 aircraft beginning in December 2009, with completion scheduled by early 2010. After December 2009, Honeywell LED lighting will be standard on new production Airbus A320 aircraft.
Honeywell has pioneered technology advances in the field of LEDs, many of which are now being applied in consumer electronics applications such as large screen TVs, computers, and other display systems around the world.
Honeywell’s LED technology has been used for commercial and military planes for more than a decade. For more than 80 years, Honeywell has designed and manufactured lighting products and complete lighting systems for virtually every configuration of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.
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