Honeywell has been selected by Allegiant Air to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for its auxiliary power units and select avionics components across its fleet of new Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.
The agreement also includes the replacement of non-Honeywell auxiliary power units (APUs) with Honeywell’s 131-9A version, ensuring commonality across the Allegiant fleet.
According to Honeywell, its 131-9A APU could save Allegiant between $7,000 and $13,000 per aircraft per year on fuel. The 131-9A will also help reduce flight delays and cancellations, Honeywell says.
“This strategic decision will increase the longevity of our aircraft and ensure our fleet is equipped to provide our passengers with a seamless travel experience from gate to gate,” said Scott Sheldon, executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Allegiant Air. “These upgrades not only make maintaining our new fleet easier and more efficient, they also bring extra reliability to our aircraft. That translates to reduced delays and an overall better experience for passengers.”