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Honeywell MSP Reaches 200 Nacelle Coverage Milestone

Honeywell MSP Reaches 200 Nacelle Coverage Milestone

With the used aircraft market booming, there’s more reason than ever for buyers to protect their sizeable engine investment with Honeywell’s signature Maintenance Service Plan (MSP) – which now includes the option of covering HTF7000-series engine nacelles. Honeywell launched the nacelle program about two years ago in response to customer feedback and about 200 nacelles are currently enrolled in the program. 

“We know of one operator who recently arranged to buy two used Gulfstream 280 business jets that had been parked for a while near the coast,” said Christopher Jordan, Manager, Aftermarket Service Sales, at Honeywell. “After taking delivery of the first aircraft, they discovered corrosion in the thrust reversers, which needed to be fixed before they could put the airplane in service.”

This is the kind of costly surprise an aircraft operator can do without. So, before they closed on the second aircraft, the flight department came to Honeywell and signed up for HTF Nacelle MSP coverage. “It’s a good thing they did, because the thrust reversers were also corroded on the second aircraft, but the repairs were fully covered by MSP,” Christopher said.

Honeywell’s 2021 Global Business Aviation Outlook, found more operators are in the market for used business jets as the aviation world recovers from the global pandemic and its effect on aircraft manufacturers. Many buyers are new to business aviation, but they understand the importance of insulating themselves from unexpected maintenance events that can cost a fortune and disrupt operations.

“Both new and used aircraft buyers see the value in covering their aircraft under the MSP -– Propulsion program and adding nacelle protection to their coverage,” said Jack Tadvick, MSP Sales Representative. “But the program also has enormous appeal for corporate flight departments already operating aircraft with Honeywell HTF7000-series engines.”

For more than 40 years Honeywell’s MSP programs have helped business aircraft operators protect their engines, auxiliary power units, avionics and mechanical components. The plans help operators avoid sticker shock and take the variability out of their maintenance budgeting.

 “Customers want to protect their engine nacelles from corrosion and other problems that can lead to expensive repairs and unscheduled aircraft downtime,” Tadvick said. “Many operators reduced their flying time during the pandemic and, as they start using their aircraft more, they want to know that they’re protected from costly surprises.”

With Honeywell HTF Nacelle MSP coverage, operators receive comprehensive nacelle protection for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Two tiers of the plan are available. The “preferred” plan includes routine inspections, corrosion coverage, on-wing treatment and repair, and replacement of nacelle components if they can’t be repaired. While similar, the “essential” plan does not include corrosion-induced scrap replacement, which makes it a viable option for operators who fly mostly in dry climates.

HTF Nacelle MSP coverage can be easily added by operators whose Honeywell HTF7000 engines are enrolled in the MSP-Propulsion program, Tadvick said. “Adding the optional nacelle coverage is the best way for operators to make sure they have comprehensive propulsion-system protection with the only option approved by the engine original equipment manufacturer – Honeywell.” 

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