Navy buys Honeywell helicopter maintenance systems

PHOENIX, Ariz., 24 February 2005. Honeywell announced today that it has received an order from the U.S. Navy for 17 of its Aircraft Integrated Maintenance Systems (AIMS) for the CH-46E helicopter to be delivered through 2005.

PHOENIX, Ariz., 24 February 2005. Honeywell announced today that it has received an order from the U.S. Navy for 17 of its Aircraft Integrated Maintenance Systems (AIMS) for the CH-46E helicopter to be delivered through 2005.

"We fully expect the Navy to experience an enhancement in safety and a reduction in operating cost as a result of installing the AIMS system on its CH-46E helicopters," said Qua Le, business development leader for Honeywell's vibration monitoring business. "The system enhances safety and reduces maintenance cost, since it can help an operator avoid a catastrophic component failure and because it can reduce diagnostic labor and flight test hours."

Honeywell has completed prototype installation and successfully performed a full functional check flight. Produced at Honeywell's Chadwick facility in El Monte, Calif., the system performs vibration monitoring, rotor track and balance, engine performance checks, and engine monitoring functions.

Honeywell International is a $26 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard &
Poor's 500 Index. For more information, see www.honeywell.com.

Based in Phoenix, Honeywell's aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.

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