Commercial, Embedded Avionics

Honeywell Named C919 Supplier

By Tish Drake | July 15, 2010
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Honeywell will supply its fly-by-wire flight control system for China’s C919 single-aisle commercial aircraft, the companies announced Thursday. Previously, Honeywell announced it will supply the wheels and brakes, Brake Control System and tires.

Honeywell will integrate the fly-by-wire system that includes electronics, actuation, MEMS sensors, sidestick and other cockpit controls to provide the C919 a complete flight control capability, Honeywell said. The Honeywell system for the C919 includes a complete autoflight system with automatic landing capability.

Honeywell also signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture with the Flight Automatic Control Research Institute (FACRI) for electronics for the C919.

Earlier this week, Rockwell Collins and China Electronics Technology Avionics Co. Ltd (CETCA) signed a letter of intent with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) to provide communication and navigation systems for the new C919. The proposed joint venture of GE Aviation and AVIC Systems also was selected this week by COMAC to provide the avionics core processing system, display system and onboard maintenance system of the C919.

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