Honeywell will maintain all Airbus A320 and A319 APUs. Photo courtesy of Airbus
Honeywell will provide MRO services for Allegiant Air's auxiliary power units (APUs) and select avionics components across its fleet of new Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. As part of the deal, the company will replace non-Honeywell APUs with the 131-9A version, ensuring commonality across the Allegiant fleet.
“These upgrades not only make maintaining our new fleet easier and more efficient, they also bring extra reliability to our aircraft," said Scott Sheldon, Allegiant Air EVP, COO and CFO. "That translates to reduced delays and an overall better experience for passengers.”
Honeywell says that use of its 131-9A APU will lead to $7,000 to $13,000 per aircraft in fuel savings for Allegiant, as well as helping to reduce flight delays and cancellations.
Honeywell will additionally be providing APU and cockpit technology maintenance and service offerings. All MRO work for avionics and APUs will be completed at certified Honeywell facilities.