Hamilton Sundstrand Nearing Completion of Delivery of Systems for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    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
 delivery requirements."
     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
 motor-driven compressors.
     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.
     Contact:
     Dan Coulom
     Chalet A409
     01 41 57 11 50
     Exhibit Stand: Hall 5, B19 & 20
 
 

SOURCE Hamilton Sundstrand

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