Honeywell has been awarded the US Air Force contract worth $75 million for the Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engines (VAATE) III & Beyond program.
“This contract increases the not-to-exceed ceiling for the VAATE program, which is a multiple government agency and industry joint effort to develop revolutionary and innovative technologies by the 2017 timeframe that will permit an order of magnitude increase in turbo-propulsion affordability over the year 2000 state-of-the-art technology,” the US Department of Defense announced Monday.
Work will be performed at Phoenix, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 28, 2023.
Honeywell announced that it is no longer pursuing a strategic combination with United Technologies (UTC) due to their unwillingness to engage in negotiations. Honeywell was interested in a combination because of compelling value creation for both sets of shareholders and a readily executable transaction due to two largely complementary business portfolios
Boeing has said it would take a close look at the proposed merger of Honeywell and United Technologies. “Healthy competition in our supply chain is vitally important to Boeing and our commercial and military customers,” the company said in a statement
Honeywell has developed a situational awareness system to be mounted on dogs that will enable them to send back images and video from difficult-to-reach places. The dogs can be guided to follow a certain path based on the controllers command
Honeywell has introduced a new series of self-diagnosing sensors designed to improve the performance of aircraft systems and reduce maintenance costs associated with false readings. Honeywell is introducing Integral Health Monitoring (IHM) series proximity sensors that can detect when a sensor has been damaged or otherwise impacted
Inmarsat's Global Xpress "SATCOM as a Service" in-flight broadband service and Honeywell's JetWave satellite communications hardware will work together to provide a consistent, high-speed, high-bandwidth connectivity experience for military users worldwide The communication capabilities improve overall situational awareness and safety while allowing troops to communicate more effectively,the company announced today. Honeywell recently achieved type approval from Inmarsat for JetWave aeronautical terminals, which enable access to the Global Xpress network and provide a more connected flying experience while over land or sea
Honeywells SmartRunway and SmartLanding system has received industry approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for use on the Boeing 737 Next Generation airliner. The Boeings airliner is first aircraft approved to operate this technology in Europe
Honeywell is partnering with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to jointly develop a sense-and-avoid capability for IAI's Heron family of unmanned aerial systems (UASs). Selected for funding from the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, the system will be demonstrated for the first time on the Heron medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAS platform in 2018
The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program to develop an aircraft propulsion system that could operate over the full range of speeds required from low-speed take-off through hypersonic flight. The engine could play the basis of a reusable aircraft that can reach hypersonic speeds—Mach 5 (approximately 3,300 miles per hour or5,300 kilometers per hour) and above
M1 Support Services has been awarded a $193 million contract with cost-reimbursable line items for T-38 aircraft maintenance program operations and maintenance services. The contract provides B-2 and U-2 pilots with a companion training capability and adversary air assets for the F-22 community
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