Aviation Week Honors Honeywell for Program Excellence

November 10, 2015

Honeywell Aerospace was recognized for program excellence in the 12th annual Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards competition. Awards were presented Nov. 4 in Scottsdale, Ariz.  

Honeywell received top honors in the Special Projects category for successfully completing one of the largest and most complex industrial moves ever, the relocation to the Department of Energy’s National Security Campus in Kansas City. The company also was a finalist in the System Level Sustainment category for supporting the U.S. Air Force Satellite Control Network.

“Managing large and complex programs for our customers is a key priority for Honeywell Aerospace,” said Carey Smith, president, Defense and Space Systems. “It’s very exciting to be honored by Aviation Week, which recognized the hard work and dedication of Honeywell employees involved in these successful programs.”

The Program Excellence Awards recognize aerospace and defense organizations that achieve results and find new ways to be more innovative and efficient in delivering value to customers. Winners were selected by a panel of experts in program leadership and performance from industry, government and academia.

The Kansas City team was singled out for safely and securely relocating to the LEED® Gold certified National Security Campus, a shining example of the DOE’s modernization efforts. Honeywell manages the $700 million operations in support of U.S. national security. The move was completed one month ahead of schedule and $18 million under budget, while maintaining site-best safety and security performance.

“Several years of planning and project management enabled the successful relocation while maintaining a 99.8 percent product delivery record at both facilities,” said Brad Hughes, director, Global Security. “This shining example of private-public partnership saves the taxpayer $150 million annually and provides the greatest strengths of government and industry to be cost-effective, energy-efficient and sustainable while fully supporting a critical national security mission.”

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. was recognized for its work as prime contractor on the Satellite Control Network contract. Under the contract, the company supports remote tracking stations and communications nodes that provide technical support to 240 communications, navigation, missile-warning and meteorological satellites. Honeywell was recognized as an award finalist for providing the integration, sustainment and analysis support needed to run this complex network.

“We support more than 150,000 satellite contacts per year and manage as many as 80 work authorizations and delivery orders at once,” said Dave Fuino, program director. “By providing customer value through strong collaboration and proactive technical solutions, we have successfully modernized the network in a declining DoD budget environment with consistently excellent customer satisfaction for the 99 percent availability and contact success rate.”

Photo: Honeywell Technology Solution Inc. Program Director Dave Fuino (left) with Aviation Week & Space Technology Editor in Chief Joe Anselmo.