Honeywell inks deals with Air China and Tibet Airlines

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Honeywell has secured deals in China to upgrade Air China Boeing 737 aircraft with new safety products, and provide auxiliary power units for Tibet Airlines Airbus A319s.

The Air China deal covers 30 737 aircraft, and entails providing the company's traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS), aircraft communication addressing reporting system (ACARS), and voice and flight data recorders.

Air China has also purchased Honeywell's SmartRunway system.

"SmartRunway improves pilot situational awareness and helps break the chain of events that can lead to a runway incursion, by providing aural and visual information during taxi, takeoff, final approach, landing, and rollout," said Honeywell.

All the systems will be delivered by 2015.

Under the Tibet Airlines deal, Honeywell will provide APUs as well as after-sales service for 131-9A APUs to be installed on Tibet Airlines' Airbus A319.

Aside from APUS, Honeywell will supply the carrier with flight management computers, flight data recorders, cockpit voice recorders, and air operators' certificate (AOC) data communications software.

Both deals were announced at Aviation Expo China 2011 in Beijing.