PARIS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Hamilton Sundstrand, a
subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is nearing completion
of delivery of all its systems for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Hamilton Sundstrand's Airplane Power System Integration Facility
(APSIF) in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.A., is playing a pivotal role in
developing and testing multiple systems for the 787. Through high-speed
data links with Boeing and with other Hamilton Sundstrand facilities in
Connecticut and California, the facility operates as a virtual workspace.
Engineers from Hamilton Sundstrand as well as from other 787 partners --
thousands of miles apart -- are able to test and verify systems in a
real-time, collaborative environment, greatly simplifying the aircraft
development process. Hamilton Sundstrand has completed more than 1,800
hours of integration testing in the APSIF.
"The Boeing 787 is absolutely vital to the future of our company and we
are totally committed to supporting Boeing's flight test program," said
Hamilton Sundstrand President, David P. Hess. "We have already delivered
more than 97 percent of our hardware and nearing completion of all our
In May 2007, Hamilton Sundstrand delivered the first APS 5000 Auxiliary
Power Unit (APU) to Boeing for the initial flight-test of the 787. APUs
provide power to aircraft while they are on the ground, and in-flight
back-up power. The APS 5000 APU is rated at 1,100 shaft horsepower and is
designed to start and operate throughout the full range of the 787
operating envelope up to 43,000 feet - all while operating 50 percent
quieter and emitting 10 percent lower emissions than the Boeing 767 APU.
Earlier this year, Hamilton Sundstrand delivered the first production
Ram Air Turbine (RAT) to Boeing for the 787. In the extremely rare case of
a loss of engine-generated power, the RAT deploys from the underside of the
fuselage to produce both electricity for the cockpit and hydraulic power
for the flight controls, allowing the aircraft to land safely. Hamilton
Sundstrand is the world's leading supplier of RATs. Since the technology's
inception, Hamilton Sundstrand RATs have saved more than 1,400 lives.
In April 2007, Hamilton Sundstrand delivered the first production 787
Nitrogen Generation System. The 787 is the first passenger aircraft
designed with an integrated on-board Nitrogen Generation System, which
produces nitrogen-rich airflow to the fuel tanks to increase fuel tank
safety. Hamilton Sundstrand produces the pack assembly, including the
Hamilton Sundstrand has also delivered to Boeing its full suite of
electric power systems for the 787 including the Electrical Power
Generation and Start System, which generates and controls the airplane's
electrical power. The system also provides the APU and main engine start
capability, and the motor controls are multiplexed to drive the cabin air
compressors and electric motor pumps. The entire system comprises four main
engine-mounted variable frequency starter generators and two APU-mounted
auxiliary starter generators. The system will produce 1.450MW of electrical
power, which is five times the power generation capacity of the 767 and
enough to power 400 homes. This will mark the first time a large turbofan
engine has been started electronically, and the Electrical Power Generating
and Start System provides key technologies that enable the 787 to be the
first "more electric" airplane.
With 2006 revenues of $5 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs
approximately 17,500 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor
Locks, Conn., U.S.A. 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., of Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range
of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and
building systems industries.
This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning expected
revenue 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 the
health of the global economy and the strength of end market demand in the
aerospace industry; and company specific items including the ability to
achieve cost reductions at planned levels; challenges in the design,
development, production and support of advanced technologies and new
products; and delays and disruption in delivery of materials and services
from suppliers;. For information identifying other important economic,
political, regulatory, 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.
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