Honeywell signed a 10-year contract with Kunpeng Airlines to provide MRO services on components, avionics and lighting equipment for ERJ-190s. Valued at $21 million, the agreement covers more than 65 Honeywell parts.

"Honeywell's service program provides one manageable package that incorporates maintenance, logistics and spares access, giving Kunpeng Airlines the parts and services they need, when and where they need it," said Honeywell Airlines VP Mike Madsen.

Kunpeng, which took delivery of its first ERJ-190 in September, expects a total of 50 aircraft over the next four years. "Honeywell's extensive network of service centers ensures we can repair units and return them to service efficiently," Madsen added

The company also reached agreement with China Eastern Airlines to supply its 131-9A APU featuring main engine starting, electrical power and air conditioning capacity for 30 forthcoming A320s. The APU entered service in 1998 and is currently in use on more than 1,400 aircraft by 90 customers.

"Technology incorporated into Honeywell's APU reduces fuel consumption by more than 5%, reducing emissions and total cost of ownership over other APUs in the field," Madsen emphasized. "These benefits are expected to provide China Eastern more than $300,000 per year in fuel savings."

The contact includes a 10-year maintenance agreement to service the APUs and covers additional A320 single-aisle planes scheduled for delivery over the next three years. Financial terms were not disclosed.