By S.L. Fuller | March 22, 2017
The Honeywell 131-9A auxiliary power unit (APU) is now standard equipment for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, Honeywell says.
“Reducing operating costs while offering customers the best air travel experience possible continues to be key for airlines,” says Brian Sill, president of Engines and Power Systems for Honeywell Aerospace. “Together, Honeywell and Airbus are offering A320 series customers an APU with best-in-class operational efficiency enabling more efficient, safe and comfortable travel experience for airline passengers.”
The Honeywell 131-9 family features an electronic control box that integrates troubleshooting logic and health-monitoring capabilities for intuitive maintenance. The company says its solution helps reduce delays and flight cancellations. The 5,000th 131-9A, which puts the number of productions from that family at more than 11,000 units. Honeywell says it invented the first APU in 1948 and is the largest producer of gas turbine engines across the globe.