CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX); was recently granted FAA commercial certification (TSO C70a) for its WINSLOW "FACOM" life raft. WINSLOW is the number one customer-rated life raft for quality and service for their commercial aircraft.
The new FACOM Commercial Type One life raft features as standard equipment a reversible design, lightweight canopy that is easy to erect, water activated exterior survivor locator lights, four rung boarding ladders at the front and rear boarding raft entries, an advanced ballast system and water collection system. Survival kits are also available and stocked with various items such as flashlights, flares, first aid kits, mirrors and whistles.
"WINSLOW is a well-recognized and respected name in aviation life rafts," said Daphne Falletti, president, Interiors. "With the new commercial certification, we look forward to working closely with airlines and OEMs to outfit those aircraft with the best quality life rafts in the industry."
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.
SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems