Press Release

Honeywell Expands Primus Apex® Cockpit Functionality with New Upgrades on Four Turbine Platforms

Upgrades Include Wide Area Augmentation System, Cursor Control And XM® Weather Enhancements

EBACE, GENEVA, May 4, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that the latest software upgrade for its Primus Apex integrated avionics system is now available for new production and fielded Primus Apex equipped aircraft.

The upgrade incorporates Wide Area Augmentation System-Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS-LPV) and circling approaches enabled via our FMS 7.1 software update to the flight management system, and additional XM weather features and a new trackball cursor control interface.

“This Primus Apex upgrade offers navigation functionality usually found on more expensive business jets. Primus Apex operators will have WAAS-LPV, which allows near Instrument Landing System (ILS) Category 1 minimums with no ILS on the field. Furthermore, operators will appreciate the unequalled horizontal and vertical guidance with Global Positioning System (GPS) accuracy within seven meters,” said Ken Snodgrass, vice president Integrated Platform Systems, Honeywell Aerospace.

The system is designed to be compatible with supporting other Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS), such as European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) in the future.

“Primus Apex incorporates advanced auto flight, navigation and situational awareness capabilities and is ideal for operators looking for one of the most sophisticated of avionics systems,” Snodgrass said.

Other upgrades include a new trackball cursor control device (CCD) which enables point and click control on the displays, that allows additional interaction with the INAV™ moving map and pull-down windows-based display pages reducing pilot workload in creating and modifying flight plans.

Primus Apex is Honeywell’s integrated avionics system for customers that desire similar navigation and situational awareness capabilities to those offered in larger, global business jets such as integrated flight controls and Interactive Navigation (INAV™) graphical flight planning with detailed terrain and sensor overlays. Primus Apex equipped aircraft include the Pilatus PC-12 NG, Viking Twin Otter, Spectrum S-40 and Comp Air 12.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.

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