Helicopter Operators Pick Honeywell Protection Plan

The Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP) is known throughout the aviation industry for giving civil helicopter operators piece of mind. With HAPP, operators can plan ahead and avoid unplanned costs and unscheduled downtime for their fleets.

Three helicopter operators in Australia and Thailand are among the latest to choose HAPP to protect their fleets – and their bottom lines. Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand recently signed three year agreements with HAPP. In all, the agreements cover 17 Leonardo AW139 and Sikorsky S-76 helicopters.

“Unplanned aircraft maintenance, repair costs and downtime are some of helicopter operators’ greatest pains today,” said Mark Burgess, Vice President for Defense and Space for Honeywell’s Asia Pacific region.

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“With HAPP, the unpredictability of helicopter maintenance can be mitigated through fixed-price warranty packages, helping operators streamline operational costs and optimize helicopter availability. As operators continue to seek ways to increase fleet availability and minimize unexpected costs, we are confident in bringing HAPP’s fleet availability and cost savings benefits to more operators in the region.”

Australian Helicopters and Toll Remote Logistics will enroll six and eight AW139 helicopters, respectively, into HAPP for Honeywell’s Primus Epic® integrated avionics system onboard its mission-critical fleet for a range of services including emergency medical services, search and rescue, aerial work and law enforcement.

SFS Aviation has enrolled two of its AW139 helicopters and one S-76 into HAPP to meet its demanding oil and gas support flight schedules.

HAPP is a maintenance service program protects aircraft operators from the burden of unexpected maintenance costs through predictable, fixed-price coverage on exchange and repair services for most Honeywell avionics. Coverage is available for any product maintained in the spares and exchange pool through a global network of supply depots and authorized sales and service centers.

The program’s pricing is based on flight hours, aircraft type and on-board equipment. Special pricing is available for fleet operators, regardless of the age of the aircraft, with no buy-in fee required. Fleet discounts are also available alongside flexible payment options that allow operators to renew annually or lock into their current pricing for several years.