Several Africa-based helicopter operators have selected Honeywell International’s Avionics Protection Plan, including Heliconia of Morocco, Caverton of Nigeria and Titan Helicopters of South Africa.
These fleet operators will benefit from maintenance coverage on their Honeywell helicopter avionics with reduced exposure to unexpected maintenance costs, leading to better control of annual maintenance budgets, Honeywell said during the 2018 Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition this week.
The Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP) is a maintenance service programme that offers full coverage for all Honeywell helicopter avionics. The plan is designed to help operators avoid unplanned maintenance costs and downtime by agreeing to a fixed-price annual fee that covers maintenance of their helicopter electronics, which helps operators handle unforeseen issues quickly to keep their helicopters in service.
“Operators often experience unexpected grounding of their helicopters and incur associated maintenance costs as a result. HAPP helps an operator’s budget by offering a solution that reduces unplanned maintenance costs, downtime and unnecessary stresses,” said Rudolph Louw, aerospace leader, Africa at Honeywell Aerospace, Honeywell International Inc. “It is encouraging to see HAPP selected as the maintenance plan of choice by leading operators across the African continent.”
HAPP allows users to select the coverage that best meets their needs, with flexible contract options, discounts for early enrolment and special pricing for fleet operators. Honeywell in turn offers avionics expertise, global reach and resources to protect aviation electronics and cockpit technologies.