Honeywell joins European green aviation initiative

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has joined the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking, the European research program developing innovative technologies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft, the company said.

Honeywell has been awarded four Clean Sky 2 grants worth EUR 35m for projects with a duration of between 4 and 8 years to back the development of aerospace technologies in support of the initiative. Clean Sky is funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 framework program, which aims to shape the future of scientific research both across Europe and globally.

As part of its membership, Honeywell will undertake projects to develop priority technologies from cockpit solutions to health monitoring. It will also use the funding to advance its electromechanical actuators, which help improve aircraft performance and encourage lower operating costs.

The Honeywell Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more.

Honeywell is a diversified technology and manufacturing company, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials.