As airports become more sophisticated, airport managers are looking for different ways to be more competitive and efficient. At the 6th China Airport Development and Investment Summit starting yesterday in Sanya, Hainan Province, Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global leader in automation and control systems, will share how advanced technologies and solutions can help airports operate more safely, be more environmentally sensitive and efficient with better intelligence in an increasingly complex and intricate operating environment.
China is one of the fastest growing civil aviation markets in the world. The airport industry in China has undergone unprecedented growth in recent years and continues to grow in both number and scale. Between 2011 and 2020 China will build 50 new airports, making a total of over 240 airports by the end of this decade.
Honeywell has the expertise and technologies to bring greater levels of safety to the aviation business both in the air with their electronic and mechanical aviation components, and on the ground with their airport security and building automation products and services. Honeywell technologies have been chosen by China’s major aircraft manufacturers and airliners to make flying safer and more efficient. On the ground, the company’s wide-ranging expertise in automation and control makes it a unique total solution provider to modernize China’s airport industry.
To better serve the airport industry, Honeywell recently formed a new airport business to integrate capabilities among various Honeywell businesses; presenting airport customers with turnkey solutions that make the multiple aspects of running an airport — building and energy management, life safety, security, airfield ground lighting, visual docking guidance, advanced-surface movement guidance control, foreign object detection, and vehicle tracking – interoperate and communicate seamlessly.
"Whether it’s in the air or on the ground, Honeywell is committed to making air travel safer, more comfortable and more efficient," says Shane Tedjarati, president and CEO of Honeywell China and India. "As China continues its rapid economic growth and urbanization, the aviation industry here is faced with unprecedented opportunities and challenges. It is critical that all the technologies and systems – in the cockpit, on the taxiway or at the terminal — must interoperate and integrate in a seamless fashion.
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