Honeywell and MRO provider S&K Logistics Services have signed an agreement that will reduce the downtime and cut costs for customers buying defence equipment via the US government’s Foreign Military Sales mechanism.
Signed at the show on 17 Novermber, the pact covers all Honeywell defence products and services, including engines, avionics and mechanical components.
For example, Honeywell T55 engines power the Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, a popular acquisition through FMS. Indeed, the UAE is in the process of buying 10 examples of the tandem-rotor type via this route.
“The work we do is mission critical,” says John Sims, president of S&K Logistics Services. “Joining forces with a global company like Honeywell gives us the infrastructure and reach needed to ensure we are able to provide local and efficient services to our customers.
“FMS users can get their required parts faster and have the reassurance of Honeywell-backed original equipment manufacturer support on all parts. This reduces aircraft downtime and costs, allowing operators to keep the focus on the mission.”
“With this agreement, our FMS users in the Middle East and the rest of the world will benefit from Honeywell’s global network of repair and overhaul sites,” says Mosab Alkubaisy, director for defence and space, Middle East and Africa, at Honeywell Aerospace.