UTC Aerospace Systems to provide nacelle component maintenance and spare components for Spirit Airlines

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based Spirit Airlines has chosen UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business to provide maintenance for the nozzles for the Airbus A320-family aircraft in its fleet that are powered by V2500 engines. The work will be performed at UTC Aerospace Systems' Alabama Service Center located in Foley, Ala. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Under the three-year agreement, the Alabama Service Center will provide Spirit Airlines with assets to cover removal of nozzles during engine maintenance. The removed nozzles will be sent to the Alabama Service Center for service. Spirit operates more than 50 Airbus A320-family aircraft and its fleet is among the youngest in the Americas.

"We value the trust in UTC Aerospace Systems and our Alabama Service Center that Spirit Airlines has shown by reaching this agreement for nozzle maintenance," said Marc Duvall, president of UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business unit.

"With a ready pool of rotable nozzle assets and unmatched service, we are pleased that Spirit Airlines recognizes the value that we can provide them."

Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra- low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. Spirit's all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 250 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.

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.

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems



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