Honeywell today announced that Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has selected its auxiliary power units (APUs), 3-d weather radar and other avionics and safety tools for 70 new Airbus A320 aircraft to be delivered through 2014.

The sale makes Wizz Air the launch customer for the company's IntuVue weather radar for the A320 in Europe, says Honeywell. IntuVue allows pilots to visually dissect storms as much as 320nm ahead, helping to avoid convective-related turbulence and its associated costs.

Included in the contract is a service agreement for the company's 131-9A APUs that extends until 2029, coverage that will also apply to APUs for 25 optional A320s that Wizz Air may select for delivery between 2014 and 2106. The 131-9A, in service since 1998, is now flying on more than 1,400 aircraft belonging to 100 customers, says Honeywell.

Along with weather radar, Wizz Air also ordered Honeywell's enhanced ground proximity warning system and its airborne collision avoidance system with ADS-B and Mode S communications. Also included in the deal are air data inertial reference systems, emergency locator transmitters, digital flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news