CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Dassault Aviation to supply the Ram Air Turbine System, the SmartProbe® Air Data System (ADS), the Fire Protection System and the Throttle Control Unit for its latest Falcon 5X Business Jet. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will provide the systems through its Electric Systems business in Rockford, Ill., its Sensors & Integrated Systems business in Burnsville, Minn. and Paris, France, and its Propeller Systems business in Figeac, France.
The Ram Air Turbine (RAT) System will provide power to the aircraft in the event of an emergency. To date, UTC Aerospace Systems RATs have saved more than 1800 lives worldwide. The next-generation SmartProbe® ADS provides all critical air data parameters for the flight controls and pilot display systems.
"We are excited to have been selected by Dassault Aviation for their new Falcon Business Jet, strengthening our long-term relationship," said Gail Baker, vice president of Aerospace Customers and Business Development.
UTC Aerospace Systems' Engine & Controls Systems business was also selected by Snecma (Safran) to provide the Accessory Gearbox System for the Silvercrest Engine, which powers the latest Falcon 5X Business Jet. The Silvercrest accessory gearbox (AGB) facilitates the transmission of power from the engine core to the engine and aircraft accessories including the fuel pump, lube pump, generators, and hydraulic pump. The AGB also provides a deoiling function for the engine breather air and contains an integral oil reservoir for the engine lube system. UTC Aerospace Systems also provides the radial drive shaft and all of the gearbox mounting hardware.
With more than 8,000 military and civil aircraft delivered to 83 countries over the past 60 years, and having logged nearly 28 million flight hours to date, Dassault Aviation can offer recognized know how and experience in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, from the Rafale fighter to the Falcon range of high end business jets.
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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