Honeywell Acquires Intelligent Automation Corporation
Significantly Expands Honeywell’s Global Aircraft Diagnostic and Service Reach
HUMS Systems Provide Military and Commercial Aviation Diagnostic Systems to Increase Aircraft Mission Readiness, Reduce Operating Costs
PHOENIX, June 2008 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Intelligent Automation Corp. (IAC), a leading supplier of helicopter on-board diagnostic systems used in both military and commercial aircraft. The acquisition is subject to regulatory review.
Intelligent Automation Corp. headquartered in Poway, Calif., also serves the fixed wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and ground vehicles with Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), which provide vital information and data for aircraft diagnostics and prognostics, and airworthiness and reliability.
“With the acquisition of Intelligent Automation Corporation, Honeywell builds on our existing HUMS services to reach new customers around the globe,” said Ed Wheeler, President, Honeywell Defense and Space. “Honeywell is now a market leader in HUMS services, which the company has operated for more than 50 years for commercial and military helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. HUMS aircraft diagnostic systems provide a dramatic reduction in maintenance hours and maximum flexibility – which lower overall aircraft maintenance costs.”
IAC’s HUMS systems are now deployed on more than 500 aircraft and selected on over 1,000 aircraft, including the U.S. Army AH-64 (Apache), C/MH-60 (Blackhawk), C/M/HH-47 (Chinook) Helicopters and the OH-6 (Little Bird). IAC also provides services for the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) AH-64D helicopters. With this transaction, Honeywell significantly expands its existing HUMS service reach.”
“IAC technologies solve complex problems,” Wheeler said, “with easy to understand advanced systems that increase aircraft mission readiness, reduce operating costs and improve public and crew safety. Honeywell will provide a wider array of health and usage monitoring systems to more effectively support the Department of Defense efforts to make military aviation safer and to reduce operating expenses.”
Honeywell’s existing technologies include aircraft vibration, engine, structural health, and operational usage monitoring, which when combined with proprietary ground support equipment and software, provide actionable maintenance information for helicopter operators.
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