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Honeywell Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certification For AW139 Zing HUMS 1134

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Honeywell Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certification For AW139 Zing HUMS 113409:00 EST Thursday, March 07, 2013FAA approved the Supplemental Type Certification for the Zing 1134 onboard health and usage monitoring system for AW139 helicoptersLAS VEGAS, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HELI-EXPO -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that its onboard Zing Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) 1134 has received FAA approval for the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for installation on AW139 helicopters. This STC, developed in partnership with Air Concepts International, will enable current and new production AW139 operators to select Honeywell's Zing HUMS 1134 system at a lower cost.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) What is HUMS?Honeywell's Zing HUMS solutions are sensor-based monitoring systems that continuously monitor aircraft flight data and vibration at numerous points throughout the drivetrain, determine component health and pinpoint anomalies before they become catastrophic failures. Honeywell HUMS solutions provide helicopter operators with actionable information that enables them to anticipate mechanical failures, make anticipatory maintenance decisions and act only when maintenance is actually necessary ? on-condition maintenance rather than at predefined intervals. On-condition maintenance allows maintenance personnel to do only the appropriate repairs, minimizing spare parts cost, system downtime and time spent on maintenance.Standard Features of Zing HUMS 1134 Direct installation for those operating an AW139 without HUMS; it's also available as an upgrade to the existing Honeywell VXP onboard system for advanced functionality Advanced HUMS functionality meeting CAA CAP753 and CAP739 requirements Neural Network-based, regime-triggered data acquisition that automatically collects data without operation intervention Constant aircraft monitoring with main and tail rotor track and balance and in-flight engine vibration monitoring HFDM/FOQA data recording for each flight is exportable to most popular replay software and can be used for training, post-flight debriefing and maintenance troubleshooting Easy data download with a single-point download for both vibration and flight data, and most data calculations and analysis are performed onboard, reducing file size and download timeAdditional Options Available for Zing HUMS 1134 A Honeywell Service Level Agreement is available for data analysis, data archiving and storage on an iMDS Web server that seamlessly integrates with PC-GBS software, providing the following:Automatic data movement from site computer to server without manual FTP data movement Easy and global access that allows users to view data from anywhere in the world Comprehensive customer support that offers operators several levels of service from data storage to data analysis and engineering Advanced Anomaly Detection capability for server-based data analysisSupporting Quote:Brian Sill, vice president, Defense & Space Americas Aftermarket, Honeywell"Some of our customers have reported 15?20 percent savings in part replacement costs, 5?10 percent reductions in maintenance man hours and reduced check flights for first-time rotor track and balance. Platform readiness has improved by 5?8 percent, which equates to one additional 'ready' aircraft per 20 aircraft in operation. We believe that the Zing HUMS 1134 onboard system will be an excellent option for all AW139 operators, particularly those supporting the oil and gas industry and VIP and corporate operations."Supporting ResourcesRead more about HUMS Read more about Honeywell Aerospace Follow @Honeywell_Aero on Twitter Subscribe to Honeywell's Corporate RSS feed Thousands of Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft worldwide. The Aerospace business unit develops and integrates technologies that span air traffic modernization, flight and runway safety, engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, connectivity, logistics and more that deliver safe, efficient, productive and comfortable transportation-related experiences. For more information, visit http://aerospace.honeywell.com or follow us at @honeywell_aero on Twitter.Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with 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. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.Honeywell and the Honeywell logo are the exclusive properties of Honeywell, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other Honeywell product names, technology names, trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright 2013 Honeywell.This release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. SOURCE HoneywellFor further information: Nathan Drevna, Honeywell Aerospace, +1-202-662-2672, nathan.drevna@honeywell.com, Honeywell Aerospace Media Center, or Aaron Grabein, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-512-527-7022, agrabein@waggeneredstrom.com