|IndiGo Airbus A320-232. Photo: Kurush Pawar (flickr)
[Avionics Today 05-06-2015] Indian airline IndiGo has signed a contract with Honeywell to supply its on-order Airbus A320neo fleet with a suite of avionics technologies. IndiGo's new fleet of aircraft will feature several Honeywell safety-focused cockpit systems that will enable pilots to better monitor the surrounding airspace and provide greater situational awareness.
In a first for India's airline industry, IndiGo's A320neo fleet will feature Honeywell's SmartRunway/SmartLanding system, which increases awareness during the taxi, takeoff, and landing phases by helping pilots ensure that the aircraft has a stabilized approach and is configured to land.
"By providing IndiGo's new fleet with the latest technology, we are ensuring that India's fastest-growing domestic airline is increasing safety and efficiency," said Arijit Ghosh, president of Honeywell Aerospace India.
In addition to cockpit technologies, Honeywell will provide products and handle maintenance requirements for the Honeywell 131-9A Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for IndiGo's new A320neo fleet.