Posted on: 15 February 2012 by Mark Howells
Jeju Air has selected Honeywell Aerospace to provide a full suite of avionics for the carrier’s new fleet of Boeing 737-800s, the multimillion-dollar contract covering six aircraft that are scheduled to be delivered between 2013 and 2017.
Jeju Air will be the first low-fare airline (LFA) in North Asia to fly Boeing 737NGs with Honeywell’s full avionics suite.
“South Korea is an important growth market, and extending into the [LFA] space through our partnership with Jeju Air presents many opportunities,” said Pak Chin, Honeywell Aerospace vice-president of airlines, Asia Pacific. “Honeywell’s full avionics suite will maximise aircraft performance, decrease operating and maintenance costs, and increase pilot and crew efficiency, providing Jeju Air with a safe and smart way to lower total cost of ownership.”
The avionics chosen by Jeju Air will include: Honeywell’s Quantum Line communications/navigation sensors; next-generation airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS II); flight data acquisition and management system (FDAMS); and IntuVue 3-D weather radar, an advanced system that provides pilots with a more complete picture of weather conditions, has demonstrated a 50% reduction in turbulence-related incidents, enhancing safety and keeping passengers comfortable. IntuVue increases system reliability, can save up to 30% in maintenance costs and is 25% lighter compared with competing radars, says the manufacturer.