Honeywell International Inc. announced a flurry of activity Monday and Tuesday in its aerospace and building solutions divisions through contracts in England and the United Arab Emirates.
The largest of the announced deals for the Morris Township-based corporation is a $21.7 million contract to provide fire safety, public address and voice alarm system and building management systems in Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport.
Honeywell Building Solutions was awarded the subcontract after completing similar work in the airport’s Terminal 5. HETCo, a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke, is the main contractor for the project and awarded the subcontract.
“Honeywell demonstrated that it has the project management and delivery expertise to implement a project of this size and scope,” said Daniel Garcia-Bernalt, HETCo project leader, in the announcement. “The innovative technology fulfills the safety requirements and passenger expectations of a modern airport, while maximizing operational performance to enable efficient energy use and achieve substantial carbon savings.”
Terminal 2 will be the hub for Star Alliance airlines like United Continental and Lufthansa.
Another large deal announced by Honeywell is a $20 million maintenance support contract with FlyDubai, a budget airline operated by the Dubai government.
Honeywell will provide on-demand technical expertise and a predictable maintenance structure over the course of 10 years on auxiliary power units for FlyDubai’s 20 Boeing 737-800 NG aircrafts. The airline has 30 additional planes on order that also will be covered under the contract.
Additionally, Honeywell announced Monday it has commenced tests for an electric, green taxiing system with partner Safran. The tests use a Honeywell auxiliary power unit to reduce the need of engines to taxi planes. The partnership intends to roll out additional ground testing in 2013, with commercial implementation in 2016.
Also announced on Monday, Honeywell signed a distribution agreement with Global Aerospace Logistics, based in Abu Dhabi, for support for the company’s United Arab Emirates defense clients and commercial helicopter operators. The contract is intended to speed access to spare parts and technical support.
“This agreement represents a strategic step to allow Honeywell to more responsively support our end customers within the UAE,” said Juan Picon, vice president of defense and space international for Honeywell Aerospace.