CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems joins Airbus in celebrating the entry into service of the first A320neo. The Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Munich this week marks a significant milestone for commercial aviation. Airbus has reported that nearly 80 airlines have placed approximately 4,500 orders for the A320neo aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
This entry into service marks an exciting new chapter for UTC Aerospace Systems, a major supplier to the aircraft. Seven of the company's eight businesses are providing advanced systems and controls for the A320neo and have been preparing for Airbus's full scale production ramp up of the quieter, more fuel efficient, single-aisle aircraft.
"Congratulations to Airbus and Lufthansa on this tremendous accomplishment and the start to an exciting new era in air travel," said Dave Gitlin, President, UTC Aerospace Systems. "From the launch of the aircraft in 2010, to its first flight in September 2014 to today's entry into service, the UTC Aerospace Systems team has been honored to be a part of the A320neo journey. We look forward to supporting the production ramp up and to celebrating many more milestones in the future."
UTC Aerospace Systems' advanced technology helps to control, light and stop the A320neo while also providing critical data to in-flight and ground crews. UTC Aerospace Systems further supports the aircraft with a variety of systems including its flight control actuation system, cockpit controls, cabin pressure and control system, electric systems, fire protection, emergency power, cockpit and exterior lighting, wheels and brakes and air data sensors. In addition, UTC Aerospace Systems provides the complete engine controls package for the PW1100G-powered A320neo, including nacelles and thrust reversers.
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. Follow the company on Twitter: @utcaerosystems
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corp.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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