IndiGo will become the first Indian airline to feature Honeywell’s SmartRunway/SmartLanding system, following its decision to equip the 250 A320neo aircraft it has on order with Honeywell cockpit equipment and APUs.
SmartRunway/SmartLanding increases awareness during taxi, takeoff and landing phases by helping pilots ensure that the aircraft has a stabilized approach and is configured to land.
“By providing IndiGo’s new fleet with the latest technology, we are ensuring that India’s fastest-growing domestic airline is increasing safety and efficiency,” said Arijit Ghosh, president, Honeywell Aerospace India. “With this agreement, IndiGo joins an ever-growing list of carriers around the world that are committed to equipping their aircraft with the latest technology to provide passengers with the best travel experience possible.”
In addition to cockpit technologies, Honeywell will provide products and handle maintenance requirements for the Honeywell 131-9A Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for IndiGo’s new A320neo fleet.
Other Honeywell equipment for the A320neos include Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), SmartTraffic Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders and Flight Management Systems.