Press Release

Honeywell Chosen By COMAC To Provide Integrated Wheels, Brakes, And Brake Control System For C919 Airliner

Honeywell to Integrate System Pedal-to-Ground

SHANGHAI, July 9, 2010  --  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today it has been selected by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) to provide the wheels and brakes, Brake Control System (BCS), and tires for the new C919 airliner.

“Honeywell’s integration of the complete pedal-to-ground solution will ensure a smooth entry into service for COMAC’s C919 airliner,” said Mark Howes, president of Honeywell Aerospace, Asia Pacific.  “Honeywell’s carbon brake solution will provide increased operational performance for C919 operators.  Honeywell’s carbon brakes will reduce aircraft weight, which translates into decreased operating costs from a lower fuel burn and a longer brake life.”

Honeywell’s 75-year heritage of wheels and brakes development ensures C919 operators will receive long life, up to 2200 landings per overhaul, and high reliability from their wheels and brakes.

“Honeywell is a wheels and brakes leader in China and the Asia Pacific,” said Pak Chin, Honeywell’s Vice President for Asia Pacific Airlines, Honeywell Aerospace.  “We currently supply wheels and brakes for more than 70% of Chinese airlines’ existing Boeing 737 fleet.  This contract will continue Honeywell’s regional leadership on this product.”  

Honeywell operates 10 facilities throughout China, including Aerospace maintenance and manufacturing facilities in Xiamen, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Shanghai.  The Asia Pacific business is based in Shanghai.

Honeywell is collaborating on the COMAC C919 pedal-to-ground solution with Hunan Boyun New Materials Co., Ltd., Changsha Xinhang Wheel & Brake Co., Ltd. A joint venture will be formed to provide the wheels and brakes system for the new C919 airliner.

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.

Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

Media Contacts:
Robert Xu
021 28942019
Honeywell Aerospace Media Center

Karen Crabtree