COMAC pens deal for C919 power systems

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Commercial Aviation Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to provide the electric power generation and distribution systems for its new C919 aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) .

The work is worth more than $1 billion in revenue over the life of the program.

The 150-class C919, which is expected to enter into service in 2016, will be China’s first large commercial jetliner.

“Hamilton Sundstrand is honored to partner with COMAC to provide the electric system on the new C919 aircraft,” said Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain Bellemare. “With this agreement, Hamilton Sundstrand continues to play a large role in the Chinese aviation industry’s rapid growth.”

“We are very pleased to work with Hamilton Sundstrand on our C919 program,” said COMAC Chairman Zhang Qingwei. “Its proven aerospace technology will enable us to build a very competitive airplane for the global market.”

With this win, Hamilton Sundstrand expands its already large presence in the Chinese aviation market, which began in 1985 with the development of the MA60 aircraft. Today, Hamilton Sundstrand is a key systems supplier on COMAC’s 90-seat ARJ21 regional jet, supplying the electric power system, including the APS2600 Auxiliary Power Unit; the Ram Air Turbine; the high-lift actuation system, which includes flap and slat actuators, drive train, power drive units and controllers; fire protection systems; and the electrical power generation, primary distribution and emergency power system.

COMAC is the Chinese commercial aircraft manufacturer established in May 2008.

With 2009 revenues of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.

This release includes “forward looking statements” concerning business opportunities and other matters that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward looking statements include weakness in global economic conditions; declines in end market demand in commercial aerospace; declines in levels of air travel; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies and new products; labor disputes and delays and disruption in delivery of materials and services from suppliers. For information identifying other important legal, technological, competitive and other uncertainties, see UTC’s SEC filings as submitted from time to time, including but not limited to, the information included in UTC’s 10-K and 10-Q Reports under the headings “Business,” “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Cautionary Note Concerning Factors that May Affect Future Results,” as well as the information included in UTC’s Current Reports on Form 8-K.

Source: Hamilton Sundstrand

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