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Honeywell's Primus Apex cockpit avionics featured Chinese-developed utility aircraft
Thursday, 28 January 2016

Honeywell Aerospace leadership and other representatives attended the certification ceremony for the Y-12F turboprop utility aircraft, developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Co.Ltd. (HAIG) in Decmeber 2015. Honeywell provides the complete integrated avionics system for the 19-seat Y-12F aircraft. The ceremony marked the milestone of the Y-12F receiving Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

The Y-12F is a light general aircraft for regional use with a spacious cabin that can accommodate 19 passengers or three LD3 cargo containers. It has a high cruising speed and long-range capabilities that can be used for passenger transport, maritime surveillance, airdrop of supplies, aerial telemetry and photography, geological prospecting, medical aid and rescue, and artificial rainfall. HAIG has received nearly 50 confirmed or intent orders for the Y-12F from a number of domestic and international customers including the Las Vegas-based Coptervision, AVIC International Holding Corporation, and China Flying Dragon General Aviation Co. Ltd.

Primus Apex is Honeywell's integrated avionics platform for turboprop and light business jet applications. It is the first Part 23 avionics system to offer flight management functions meeting FAA Technical Standard Order C153 requirements. In addition to the Y-12F, Primus Apex equips other aircraft, including the Pilatus PC-12NG, Pilatus PC-24, SyberJet SJ30 and Viking Twin Otter Series 400.

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