Honeywell Zing™ Nears Completion of Field Evaluations
Remote Diagnostic Service for TFE731 Engines Available Later This Year
EBACE, GENEVA.- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that field evaluation testing of its Zing™ Remote Diagnostics Service for TFE731 aircraft engines will be completed in June 2008.
Honeywell’s Zing™ system for TFE731 engines has accumulated more than 1,500 flight hours on Hawker aircraft and performed more than 275 downloads of engine data at U.S. and international airports. The Zing™ Remote Diagnostics Service will be available for the Hawker equipped TFE platforms through dealers and service centers beginning in July of 2008.
The Zing™ system downloads engine data, then transmits it wirelessly to an interactive website and email then alerts maintainers of TFE731 engines with via remote access, providing data and analysis of their engine health reports.
The avionics unit that downloads the engine data over a GSM cell phone network is PMA certified and is available through a Chippewa Aerospace STC for the Hawker 800, 800XP and 850XP aircraft. The Field Evaluation gave aircraft operators and service centers the opportunity to experience the Zing service first hand and provide valuable feedback.
“Zing™ Remote Diagnostics Service when combined with the engine trend monitoring services provided by Honeywell partner Jet-Care, provides TFE731 operators a comprehensive and user friendly approach to managing all aspects of engine health,” said Gregg Cohen, Vice President, Honeywell Business Aviation Aftermarket Services. “ZING eliminates the manual work to download engine data, improves proactive trend monitoring that prevents failures, and reduces downtime during unscheduled engine events. We estimate that operators in the program have saved over 500 hours just downloading engine data alone.”
Honeywell plans to expand the Zing™ offering to other TFE731 equipped platforms and other Honeywell equipment.
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