Honeywell to Provide Avionics Suite for Tiger Airways New Airbus A320 Aircraft
Full suite of avionics includes terrain, traffic avoidance warning systems
PHOENIX.- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Tiger Airways has selected Honeywell’s full suite of avionics products for its additional Airbus A320 aircraft.
Tiger Airways, whose existing fleet of A320 is already equipped with Honeywell avionics equipment, will receive eight A320 aircraft between 2008 and 2010. The avionics suite to be provided for these aircraft will include Honeywell’s RDR-4B weather radar; QuantumTM Line Comm Nav Surveillance (CNS); high-frequency radio; Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS); Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), Solid State Flight Data Recorder (SSFDR); Solid State Cockpit Voice Recorder (SSCVR); Flight Data Acquisition and Management System (FDAMS); Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) and Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT).
“Tiger Airways investment in Honeywell’s avionics suite will provide enhanced reliability and better performance, and will optimize their operations worldwide through fleet commonality,” said Mike Madsen, Honeywell Aerospace Vice President, Airlines. “Our products help assure Tiger Airways investment in these aircraft will result in safer, more cost-effective and efficient operations.”
Tiger Airways Group CEO and President Tony Davis said, “The safety and security of our passengers has always been a top priority for Tiger Airways. The Honeywell avionics suite provides assurance of reliability to Tiger Airways flight operations. The extension of our existing partnership with Honeywell delivers economies of scale and cost efficiency to the Tiger Airways Group, ensuring that we can keep costs low while our focus on safety remains high.”
Honeywell’s flight management system is a new design that revolutions flight plan editing through a graphic interface to simplify aircraft flight planning. EGPWS, invented by Honeywell, provides a terrain display and alerts the flight crew if the aircraft approaches too close to terrain. Honeywell’s patented ACAS (aka TCAS - Traffic Collision Avoidance System) provides a display of surrounding aircraft and alerts the flight crew if another aircraft comes too close for safety. Satellite communications systems provide passenger and crew instant digital voice and air data communications, as well as flight deck connectivity with air traffic control.
Tiger Airways is a Singapore-based low-cost airline that began operations in 2003 and has expanded to become the largest low-cost airline operating out of Singapore. Tiger Airways serves 27 destinations across nine countries in Asia-Pacific.
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