Honeywell Secures $1 Billion Contract With The U.S. Air Force

Honeywell, International Inc. is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.  The technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make the world smarter, safer, and more sustainable that is a better place to live in. 

It has been awarded an estimated $1,036,726,575 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for support of the following platforms: Ground Start Carts, C-130 Auxiliary Power Units (APU), B-2 APU, F-15 components, A-10 APU, E-3 APU, B-1 APU and F-16 turbine power units. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a three-year, six-month base contract with one three-year option, and one three-year and six-month option period. Using military service is Air Force. Location of performance is Utah, with a July 31, 2028, performance completion date. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2029 Air Force working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPRPA1-18-D-001U).

The project is part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) awarded by the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center in U.S. Army Engineer. According to Phoenix Business Journal the Phoenix office will manage the contract which would last up to 10 years. Under the contract, Honeywell guarantees the improvements will generate enough energy savings to pay for the work, so the Air Force will not need an initial capital investment. Over the contract term, the project is self-funding. This is a major win for us, and we’re proud to continue our work with the U.S. Air Force,” company spokesman Adam Kress said to the Journal. The Department of Defense has been one of the Honeywell’s biggest customers over the years. KTAR NEWS.

Honeywell has Connected aircraft technologies and changing nearly everything about aviation, including the way operators service and maintain complex onboard mechanical systems. We can thank the Industrial Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics for connected maintenance capabilities that put powerful proactive tools at operators’ fingertips.

Analytics isn’t new in this industry. What is exciting is the evolution toward using big data to drive operational outcomes and return on investment. Airline operators are constantly looking for ways to improve performance, reduce maintenance costs and unplanned downtime, and provide a better passenger experience. The most advanced connected maintenance solutions do all that – and more. Onboard system like auxiliary power units and environmental control system already generate vast amount of aircraft data, which can be combined with other data from external data to give a comprehensive understanding on airline flight and maintenance operations.

Applying advanced analytics techniques such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, along with deep domain expertise from Honeywell’s engineering and maintenance experts, the company is able to generate accurate and actionable insights for operations and maintenance crews.

Imagine an APU that tells you when a line replaceable unit is getting ready to fail, an ECS that lets you know it needs unscheduled service, or aircraft brakes that send a message when it’s time for new disks. You don’t have to imagine, because those capabilities already exist with Go-Direct Connected Maintenance from Honeywell Aerospace.

Go-Direct Connected Maintenance goes well beyond the capabilities of current-generation solutions, which focus on system health monitoring and trend analysis. Go-Direct Connected Maintenance not only predicts an imminent system issue, it also provides prescriptive information to help maintenance crews pinpoint the fault down to the subcomponent level, identifying the particular part that needs to be repaired or replaced along with the repair procedure to be followed.

As a result, technicians spend less time manually troubleshooting components and get to the right fix the first time. Our customers have experienced 99 percent prediction accuracy, a 10-15 percent reduction in premature removals, and less than 1 percent false removals. Most importantly, they’ve seen a 30-50 percent reduction in costly operational disruptions.

Implementing an integrated solution as comprehensive and capable as GoDirect Connected Maintenance makes perfect sense for an airline like Cathay Pacific, which is focused on improving operational performance and creating a great customer experience.

Honeywell’s control actuation system is essential to the reliable delivery of rockets. The system is composed of a control unit and four actuators that independently position fins placed around the rocket to improve its direction in flight.

As the battlefield continues to evolve for domestic and international military forces, the need to accurately place rockets at greater distances plays a bigger role in missions. Honeywell provides a range of solutions, from advanced inertial measurement units used for navigation in global positioning system satellite-denied environments to actuators that course correct a rocket in flight, to give military forces the most capable tools available to accomplish their mission and keep warfighters safe by placing them farther from conflict.

The largest contract is a continuation of the Honeywell’s logistics support for the Air Force’s secondary power system on the seven aircraft types and ground-based auxiliary power system. This contract will be managed in Honeywell office Phoenix. 


The Honeywell Actuation product portfolio serves the most challenging applications utilizing the latest electromechanical technologies.

Engine control actuation

Honeywell engine control actuators drive some of the world’s most modern variable geometry control needs. Our solutions are based on decades of fueldraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical applications on commercial, military and business jet platforms. These solutions tend to be the most weight-efficient available and meet our customers’ ongoing needs for system affordability.

Thrust reverser actuation

Our thrust reverser actuation components and systems are the most modern and energy efficient and reliable, and built on a legacy of 20,000 fielded systems including the systems that pioneered thrust reverse in the early years of commercial transport.

Space actuation and controls

Honeywell space actuation, thrust vector control actuators and electronic control systems are the most weight- and energy- efficient and reliable, and built upon an earned legacy of more than 30 platforms including some of the most modern in the International Space Station, and including the systems which pioneered thrust vector controls on the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle systems.

Missile steering actuation and controls

Honeywell missile steering actuation and electronic control systems are the most precise and speed-responsive systems available today. Honeywell’s components and systems are typically the solution of choice for interceptor and other strategic high-performance missiles.

Marine applications 

The new generation of marine vessels relies on high-power electric actuation to critical shipboard functions in lieu of expensive, leaky, traditional hydraulics for valve control and munitions handling. Honeywell offers a diverse suite of actuators delivering precision load management and motion control solutions for marine applications.

Permanent Magnet Electromechanical Actuators: These reliable, reduced-maintenance,      best-value actuators are designed to operate gate valves, globe valves, ball valves, butterfly valves and plug valves.

Electromechanical Actuator Cradle Lock System: The controller, used for torpedo indexing in submarines, is capable of controlling 24 different actuators, four at one time. 









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