Business aircraft operators travelling in China will have better access to maintenance on their auxiliary power units (APUs) thanks to an agreement between Honeywell and Deer Jet to open up the first line-maintenance center for Honeywell APUs in mainland China. Announcement of the agreement was made at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Exhibition, which is being held Oct. 21-23 in Orlando, Fla.
“Honeywell is well-positioned to support the current business jet fleet in China and those that will enter service over the next few years in the Asia Pacific region,” said Andy Gill, Honeywell Business and General Aviation Business Leader, Asia Pacific. “Deer Jet and Honeywell share the same core value of excellence in customer service. This new maintenance capability will strengthen Honeywell and Deer Jet’s partnership to support the growing business aviation market in China.”
Operators will now be able to obtain service promptly in China instead of either calling on an out-of-country mobile team or traveling to areas like Hong Kong or Singapore. This will help them save fuel and costs and reduce aircraft downtime. In addition, the new maintenance service center will be able to provide APU service to international flights in transit.
Customers of the Honeywell Maintenance Service Plan (MSP), a comprehensive maintenance program, will now be able to enjoy the full benefit of MSP in the region with the new APU line maintenance service center.
“Honeywell has a strong reputation in developing and maintaining world-class APUs,” said Zhang Peng, President, Deer Jet. “The in-country APU line maintenance capability will deliver significant benefits to the business and general aviation market in China and help support China as it rises in the global value chain.”