Hamilton Sundstrand Signs MOU with AVIC for China Aviation Leadership Training Program

Aug 02, 2011, 10:16 ET from Hamilton Sundstrand

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hamilton Sundstrand officials representing United Technologies Corporation (UTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), for cooperation on leadership training for AVIC's commercial aviation businesses, including project management training and Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) training.

The training programs, a collaboration among United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) aerospace companies Hamilton Sundstrand, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky together with AVIC will provide targeted curriculum for senior executives, mid-level managers and high potential employees from AVIC's commercial aviation businesses. Training is scheduled to begin later this year.

"We are delighted to begin this training program with UTC to help develop a world-class work force," said Mr. Gao Jianshe, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, AVIC. "With this agreement AVIC's commercial aviation business employees will be able to learn critical leadership and project management skills from a world-class and well-respected OEM."

"UTC is pleased to offer AVIC the China Civil Aviation Leadership Program," said Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain Bellemare. "We look forward to working together with AVIC in delivering the curriculum to help meet their business leadership needs."

"Through training offered at Pratt & Whitney's Customer Training Centers in East Hartford, Conn., and Beijing, China, UTC will conduct a significant portion of the executive-level training created with AVIC," said Liping Xie, senior managing director for the aerospace business units in China. "This cooperation provides an excellent opportunity to enhance UTC's relationship with AVIC in the field of commercial aviation."

With 2010 sales of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional and corporate aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

UTC's products include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, Carrier heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, and UTC Fire & Security systems.

Contact: Dan Coulom (860) 654-3469 Daniel.coulom@hs.utc.com www.hamiltonsundstrand.com

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