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Honeywell inks aftermarket deal with Air China

US technology and manufacturing firm Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) said it has strengthened its strategic relationship with Air China by signing an agreement to provide services to Air China in an effort to optimise the safety efficiency and performance of its growing fleet of wide-body aircraft.

Under this agreement, Honeywell will provide repair and maintenance on the 331-350 auxiliary power unit for 53 new and existing Airbus A330 aircraft and six Airbus A340 aircraft.

As part of the agreement, Honeywell will provide Air China with customised service and maintenance solutions. The tailored aftermarket solutions, coupled with predictive trend monitoring and diagnostics, will provide engineering support and support resources aimed at allowing Air China to better manage and predict maintenance spending, while optimizing APU on-wing time and reducing downtime costs.

Honeywell´s services will also expedite maintenance turnaround time, providing Air China with low cost of maintenance and ownership.

The firm offers aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell´s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.

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