CHULA VISTA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems showcased its Aerostructures business today when Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) visited its Chula Vista, Calif. location. The business unit designs, builds and supports nacelle systems, the aerodynamic structures that surround an aircraft's engine, enabling more fuel-efficient operation and reducing engine noise, for commercial and military aircraft. The Chula Vista site is headquarters for the business unit, housing program management, central engineering, research & development, aftermarket and support functions, as well as detail part manufacture and a spares fulfillment center. With about 2,450 full-time employees, the Aerostructures business is Chula Vista's fourth largest employer. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
During his visit, company executives provided Rep. Vargas with an overview of Aerostructures' global operations, its 70+-year history in Chula Vista and a tour of a few of its nacelle development programs. A town hall meeting with about two dozen employees was held immediately after the congressman's tour.
Marc Duvall, president of Aerostructures said, "This was Representative Vargas' first visit to the Aerostructures facility in Chula Vista since his election to Congress. We were delighted to welcome him and show him our operations, as well to provide an opportunity for him to meet with some of our employees."
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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