Honeywell’s 14th annual Turbine-Powered Civilian Helicopter Purchase Outlook report that was released today offers a mixed review–in general, not so good in the short term, but not so bad in the long. While recent helicopter order rates have been healthy and near-term purchase plans remain strong, lingering tight credit conditions and significant inventories of used production models for sale continue to cast a pall on the industry, Honeywell said.
Air Technology Engines (ATE) of Naples, Fla., signed a T53 service center agreement with Honeywell, authorizing ATE to repair and overhaul Honeywell’s T53 series engine, which powers the Bell UH-1H Huey and other helicopters.
Universal Avionics will be one of the featured companies on Episode 157 of the “World’s Greatest!…” television show, which offers viewers insight into various industries. Companies featured on the show “are considered industry leaders or experts in the field,” according to Universal Avionics. The episode will air on the ION Network on February 13 at 11 a.m. EST and on February 20 at 7:30 a.m.
Ontic has entered into an agreement with Honeywell, extending a 28-year licensing relationship. The agreement calls for the new manufacture and repair of 300 products that will transition to Ontic from eight Honeywell divisions in the U.S. The products include electronic assemblies and microcircuits, electro-mechanical assemblies and mechanical assemblies. Ontic will support the products from its Chatsworth, Calif. facility. Aircraft platforms that use the products include Boeing F/A-18 A/D Hornet, Boeing B-1B Lancer and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk.
Honeywell has signed distribution agreements with Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) of Abu Dhabi and Transworld Aviation of Dubai to quicken response times on orders from Honeywell customers.
Duncan Aviation has entered into an agreement with Honeywell to become the sole authorized service center in the United States to provide repair and overhaul of a select list of more than 70 aircraft components. The list includes various instruments, indicators and sensors on a wide variety of airline and special-mission government aircraft.
Blackhawk Modifications has entered into a service agreement with ExecuJet Africa for engine upgrades. Under the terms of the agreement ExecuJet will facilitate Blackhawk performance upgrades for turboprop aircraft owners in Africa.
Another NBAA Convention has come and gone, opened amid optimism and closed with hope. Sometimes over the past couple of years, it seemed like there wasn’t much in between. It was a bit like a watercress sandwich. Two pieces of bread, attractively presented but with little of sustenance in the middle.
Denver-based JetTech received STC approval to install Garmin G600 avionics with dual flat-panel displays in the Piper Cheyenne III, IIIA and 400LS. The upgrade includes dual G600 RVSM primary instrumentation, with RVSM-capable air data computers.
Universal Weather and Aviation (Booth No. C8926) and Honeywell (Booth No. N4500) have joined forces to provide extra flight services support for business aviation operators. Honeywell will augment its Global Data Center (GDC) offering with flight permits plus global ground handling, concierge and security services provided by Universal Weather.