At the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva this week, Honeywell is highlighting retrofit, modification and upgrade (RMU) solutions that offer cost-effective technologies that bring improved efficiency, connectivity and safety to operators.
Having recently completed the first delivery to the Middle East of its all-digital, full-High Definition Ovation Select Cabin Management System on a Boeing Business Jet, Honeywell is currently fitting the system on TAG Aviation’s new Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft in partnership with Jet Aviation St. Louis. EBACE participants will have the opportunity to experience a fully functioning mockup of the FAA and EASA-certified Ovation Select system during the event in Honeywell’s booth.
In addition to the cabin retrofits and upgrades, Honeywell is announcing and showcasing several avionics upgrades at EBACE. The company will introduce a new range of SMART upgrades with discount pricing for the Cessna Citation X to improve navigation, pilot situational awareness, connectivity and safety. It will also announce EASA certification for Flight Management System (FMS) 6.1 on the Global Express to add WAAS LPV capability, as well as FAA and EASA certification of Honeywell’s Primus Epic-based EASy II flight deck for Dassault Falcon F2000 and F7X aircraft.
“We are seeing significant growth in demand across our entire RMU portfolio, making it a very important part of our EBACE activities this year. We are bringing cost-effective, easy-to-install, certified technologies to the entire airframe to help operators extend lifecycles, meet changing regulatory and customer demands, and ultimately get more from their fleets,” said Rob Wilson, Honeywell’s President of Business and General Aviation.
Honeywell Aerospace’s HTF7350, the latest engine to join its successful HTF7000 series, will power Bombardier’s new Challenger 350 super midsize business jet.
The engine — a derivative of the HTF7000, which has proven its reliability by powering the Challenger 300 aircraft since its launch in 2003 — delivers a greater than 7 percent thrust increase and features Honeywell’s latest systems designed to lower fuel consumption and reduce emissions. Boasting class-leading reliability, the HTF7000-series engine family has now surpassed 1.5 million flight hours with more than 99 percent dispatch reliability.
The company will also supply Bombardier with its 36-150 APU, which is currently on the Challenger 300 aircraft, its Inertial Navigation System and Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) database for improved navigation and situational awareness. Honeywell’s pioneering EGPWS database is proved with more than 800 million flight hours to date and contains data on approximately 30,000 runways and 80,0000 objects in more than 10,000 airports worldwide.
LATINO magazine recently selected Honeywell to its Latino 100, a collection of one hundred companies providing the most opportunities for Latinos.
Honeywell is cultivating and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers, including Latinos, through Honeywell Initiative for Science and Engineering. The program gives students direct access to Honeywell’s top technologists and engineers, as well as to some of the world’s Nobel Prize-winning Laureates in chemistry and physics. Honeywell also received the Solomon P. Ortiz Scholarship Endowment recognition award by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) for its support of the organization’s mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. Acknowledging the demand for young Latino professionals, Honeywell’s partnership with the CHCI has helped ensure career success and has put thousands of young people on a pathway to achieving their professional goals.
Nominations for the Latino 100 list were submitted both formally and informally by Latino nonprofits and community organizations as well as our readers, partners and stakeholders. The listing, which appears alphabetically, was compiled by the editors of LATINO from these nominations based upon their own research and information gathering. The companies profiled they are representative of their industries and serve as corporate role models.
Majestic Hills Ranch, a 105-acre horse farm in Lakeville, Minn., received an overhaul thanks to local Honeywell employees, students from Cooper High School in Robbinsdale, Minn., and Rebuilding Together Twin Cities. The ranch provides therapeutic horseback riding programs that have helped hundreds of U.S. Military veterans and children with developmental disabilities.
Donating more than 1,000 hours of service, volunteers built a ramp to a hydraulic lift to enable those in wheelchairs to safely board a horse. They also assembled a patio to serve as a safe, comfortable seating area for those watching family members participate in therapeutic classes. The 320-foot fence surrounding the riding arena was repaired and painted, and volunteers also stabilized a manure bunker, laid gravel, and landscaped.
“Helping to address needs in the community is important to Honeywell. We are proud to partner with Cooper High School and Rebuilding Together, and our volunteer day was a wonderful opportunity to make improvements to a nonprofit that is improving the lives of military veterans and children,” said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions.
Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC, the world’s largest on-purpose propylene production facility located on the U.S. Gulf Coast, will use Honeywell’s UOP C3 Oleflex™ process technology to convert propane to propylene, a key ingredient in the production of materials such as nylon, films, and packaging.
Petrochemical makers are installing additional propylene capacity to meet growing demand and to make up for the shortage of production from traditional refining and petrochemical sources. The combined Oleflex projects announced since 2011 will help increase propylene production by nearly 7 million metric tons globally in the next three years.
“Global propylene demand is growing at about 4-5 percent per year. The U.S. is seeing an increase in on-purpose propylene production because of the abundance of low-cost propane from shale gas,” said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Process Technology and Equipment business unit. “Compared with competing propane dehydrogenation processes, UOP Oleflex technology provides the lowest cash cost of production, the highest return on investment and the smallest environmental footprint.”
Honeywell Turbo Technologies, the global leader in turbochargers, is set to accelerate turbocharger growth in China during the next five years following a recent policy announcement from China’s State Council focused on energy conservation and pollution reduction.
This policy prioritization is calling for an increased focus on internal combustion engine efficiency and highlighting turbocharging as a key enabling technology. Turbochargers are an enabler of engine downsizing helping to improve fuel economy – from 20 to 40 percent – and emissions from the larger naturally-aspirated engines they replace and are also capable of enhancing horsepower and torque for improved drivability. Honeywell Turbo Technologies expects sales of turbo vehicles in China to double from 4 million units in 2012 to 8 million units in 2017.
“We see a significant acceleration in turbocharged engine developments across the board, coming from all customers, segments and fuel types,” said David Paja, Honeywell Transportation Systems vice president and general manager, China and India. “Honeywell is uniquely positioned for this opportunity, as customers value our unique product breadth, technology leadership and strong local presence.”