Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) to Power First-Ever Transatlantic Biofuel Flight

June 16, 2011

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

           Embarking on a new "world first" in alternative energy use,
           Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Green Jet Fuel is powering the first-ever
           transatlantic biofuel flight for the Paris Air Show. When it
           lands in Paris, the Honeywell-owned Gulfstream G450 will become
           the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe with a
           50/50 blend of camelina-derived biofuel and petroleum-based jet
    WHAT:  fuel.

           From advanced avionics to innovative and sustainable Green Jet
           Fuel and energy efficient engines, Honeywell is applying
           industry-leading expertise to make flights safer, more
           environmentally friendly and more affordable.

           This flight follows the initial approval from ASTM International
           for the use of aviation biofuel made from natural oils such as
           Honeywell Green Jet Fuel in commercial flight. The biofuel, as a
           50/50 blend with petroleum-based jet fuel, meets all
           specifications for flight without any modifications to the
           aircraft or engine.

           The business jet is scheduled for take-off from Morristown
           Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., around 8 p.m. Friday, June
           17th, and will arrive in Paris-Le Bourget Airport about seven
           hours after takeoff as the company prepares for the Paris Air

    WHO:  The flight will be piloted by Honeywell Chief Pilot Ron Weight.

          Also on board:
           -Jim Rekoske, vice president and general manager for Honeywell
           UOP's Renewable Energy and Chemicals business, can offer a unique
           perspective on the benefits of Green Jet Fuel.
           - Carl Esposito, vice president of strategy and product
           development for Honeywell Aerospace, can talk about how
           Honeywell's technological developments across its entire
           portfolio address airlines' need to drive down the cost of
           operations and achieve carbon-neutral industry growth.

           Honeywell will be hosting a press briefing on arrival at Le
    WHEN:  Bourget, at 10:30am on Saturday June 18th.
           For more details, contact: Vincent Staupe:
           vstaupe@waggeneredstrom.com, +1-415-547-7033

          Interviews with Jim Rekoske or Carl Esposito available by request.

Honeywell Aerospace Media Center

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