Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has signed an agreement for Hainan Airlines (HNA) to become the first airline to use Honeywell´s GoDirect Maintenance Service program, which uses connectivity and data analytics to improve maintenance operations and reduce equipment downtime, the company said.
HNA´s current fleet of more than 50 Airbus A330s will be outfitted with Honeywell´s Connected Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) predictive maintenance service to improve fleet availability by identifying potential mechanical issues or failures before they happen.
Honeywell will also outfit HNA´s future fleet of more than 40 A330s with the same service, totaling more than 90 A330s using this Honeywell GoDirect Maintenance Service.
As part of its suite of Connected Aircraft Services, Honeywell´s GoDirect Maintenance Services program will help airlines ensure on-time departures, manage unscheduled maintenance, and provide a better experience for passengers.
Honeywell´s Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more.
Honeywell is a software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.