VietJet has signed on for 98 Honeywell 131-9A auxiliary power units (APU) for its new fleet of Airbus A320s, Honeywell said. The airline's existing fleet of A320s are already supplied with Honeywell APUs.
Extending through 2022, the new agreement includes maintenance servicing for 12 years. The contract is worth more than $100 million, Honeywell said. The 131-9A APU has increased operational reliability, according to the company, and has achieved lower maintenance costs over its lifecycle and fuel savings.
"Vietnam is a priority market and key high-growth region for Honeywell. We are committed to expanding the region's commercial flight capabilities and helping to meet its long-term goals for the industry through our global maintenance, repair and overhaul network," said Brian Davis, VP of Airlines, Asia Pacific for Honeywell Aerospace. "We are confident that this agreement will help VietJet Air maximize the operational efficiency of its Airbus A320 fleet, bring increased comfort and safety to its passengers, and keep it ahead of the curve in the airline industry."
Airbus made the Honeywell 131-9A APU standard equipment for its A320 family in 2015.