Honeywell signed the largest-ever auxiliary power unit (APU) contract in Asia Pacific in terms of fleet size with Lion Air Group.
The agreement marks a new era for airlines such as PT Lion Mentari (trading as Lion Air Group) as they improve their bottom line and fleet availability through product reliability and ease of maintenance.
According to the deal, Honeywell will supply the units and corresponding spare parts for the airline group’s fleet of Airbus A320ceo and A320neo aircraft in addition to spares for Lion Air Group’s Boeing 737NG and Boeing 737 MAX fleet.
“Safety and air passenger comfort remain our utmost priority, and we are confident that the performance of Honeywell’s 131 series of APUs will keep our flights on schedule and reduce delays and flight cancellations,” said Rai Pering, director, PT Batam Aero Technic.
The agreement covers 620 aircraft over 17 years and will offer Lion Air Group’s growing fleet an industry-leading APU with high reliability.
“The largest-ever APU agreement in the Asia Pacific region marks a new era where Lion Air Group and other fast-growing, low-cost carriers are recognizing the value of high-quality equipment and maintenance services to enhance overall operational efficiency,” said Brian Davis, vice president, Airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace.
“Indonesia is a key high-growth region for Honeywell, and it is imperative for low-cost carriers and full-service airlines to improve on-time performance and their bottom line to remain competitive in this dynamic segment through effective, safe and reliable aircraft solutions.”