GoAir meets market challenges with Honeywell APU

GoAir is a low-cost airline based in Mumbai. In service since 2005, it currently operates a fleet of 14 Airbus A320s across 21 destinations within India, making approximately 700 weekly flights. GoAir also has six A320s and 72 A320NEOs on order.

Domestic carriers in India need to make efficient use of their aircraft and that means they must cover as many sectors as possible. Faster turnarounds, irrespective of ground infrastructure limitations, are vital to achieving this efficiency.

GoAir wanted its auxiliary power units (APUs) to maximize the effectiveness of its A320 fleet, ensuring passenger comfort while saving on operational and maintenance costs, regardless of the location.

Honeywell’s 131-9A APU has been a preferred choice by airlines across the world since its introduction for Airbus A320 series aircraft in 1998 and GoAir has been using the product to meet its requirements.

Recently, it de-rated APUs across its fleet and is now making substantial savings on APU fuel consumption. Operations at high altitude airports, particularly Leh, are also meeting expectations.

Proven operational results gave GoAir the confidence to extend the Honeywell 131-9A APU selection to its next ten A320s that it will take delivery of.

“GoAir is very satisfied with Honeywell’s 131-9A and sees this as a long-term solution as it provides market leading performance on crucial criteria and improving our competitiveness,” said Mr Babu Peter, EVP engineering, GoAir.

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