Posted on: 13 April 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Honeywell has been selected by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to supply its 131-9[C9C] auxiliary power unit (APU) and associated equipment for the C919 single-aisle commercial aircraft.
The new APU design is based on Honeywell’s 131-9 family of APUs, which have more than 51 million hours in commercial service on narrowbody aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320.
"Honeywell’s 131-9A is the most popular APU for single-aisle commercial aircraft in the world today," declared Honeywell chairman and CEO Dave Cote. "Our APU has proved to be highly reliable, fuel efficient, and quiet in the millions of hours of inflight service that it has recorded to date. We expect that it will be an important fixture on the C919 for many years to come."
The Letter of Intent was signed by Tim Mahoney, president and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace, Wu Guanghui, senior vice-president of COMAC and Yao Yuhai, chairman of AVIC Dong’an, at a ceremony held in Nanjing.
In addition to the 131-9[C9C] APU, the award includes a starter/generator system and installation kit, which will also be provided by Honeywell.