Honeywell wins $2.8 billion contract to outfit Embraer second-generation E-Jets with software-based avionics

Honeywell avionics

PHOENIX, 5 Feb. 2013. Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and Embraer signed a $2.8 billion agreement for the integration of Honeywell's Primus Epic avionics system in Embraer's second-generation E-Jet aircraft family.

Primus Epic combines navigation, communications, and cockpit display functionality into a compact system, as well as delivers synthetic vision and advanced flight management for enhanced situational awareness and more fuel-efficient, direct approaches at airports.

The second generation of Embraer E-Jets, to be equipped with Honeywell's Primus Epic, will enter service in 2018, with the program expected to launch this year.

"Honeywell's Primus Epic is an incredibly innovative, highly integrated and proven technology that makes flying safer and more efficient. Our avionics systems are found inside the world's most successful aircraft, including Embraer's existing 170/190 E-Jet family of aircraft," says John Bolton, president, Air Transport & Regional, Honeywell Aerospace.

Honeywell's Primus Epic boasts: 9 million flight hours on E-Jets, to date, and commonality with the current generation of fielded aircraft, enabling a smooth transition to the new platform. The avionics are software-based, enabling Embraer engineers to integrate future communication, navigation, and air traffic management systems more easily and effectively, according to a spokesperson.

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