Honeywell Awarded A350XWB Deal

By Tish Drake | March 18, 2008
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Honeywell was awarded a $1.5 billion contract to provide the Flight Management System (FMS) and the Aircraft Environment Surveillance System (AESS) for Airbus’s new long-range, wide-body A350XWB aircraft. Honeywell’s AESS includes the Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System, Mode S transponders, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System and Advanced 3-D Volumetric Weather Radar. Under another contract awarded last year, Honeywell will also provide air management systems and auxiliary power unit technologies for the Airbus A350XWB in a deal valued at $16.5 billion. Honeywell will also provide integrated systems to manage all of the air used on the aircraft for environmental control, including cabin heating and cooling, and cabin pressurization for increased passenger comfort and safety. And earlier this year, France’s Thales was selected to provide Its Integrated Modular Avionics suite, Interactive Control and Display Systems and Air Data and Inertial Reference Unit for the aircraft. The A350 XWB is expected to enter service in 2013.

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