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UTC Aerospace Systems Completes Production of the First Set of Electric Systems for COMAC C919 Aircraft

Nov 12, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi'an AVIC Hamilton Sundstrand Aviation Electric Co., Ltd. (AUAE), a joint venture of UTC Aerospace Systems (through Hamilton Sundstrand Holdings, Inc.) and AVIC Shaanxi Aero Electric Co., Ltd. (AVIC SAEC) today announced that the first set of electric systems has been produced for COMAC's new C919 jetliner, and is scheduled for delivery in November.

UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). AVIC SAEC's parent company, AVIC Electromechanical Company Limited (AVIC EM), is a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

"We're excited to share with the industry that the first hardware set of electric power system panels, for use in laboratory testing, has been produced for COMAC's C919 jetliner," said Tim White, president, Electric Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems. "AUAE is delivering quality systems, and we are fully committed to supporting the success of the C919 program."

AUAE is an AS9100C-certified facility that is also manufacturing and delivering power distribution components to UTC Aerospace Systems for other international commercial programs.

AUAE is a 50-50 joint venture established to develop and manufacture electric power systems for COMAC's C919 as well as supply UTC Aerospace Systems equipment for the international market. AUAE opened its new 6,500-sq-meter facility in April 2014.

"We are proud that we started production smoothly and look forward to shipping the first C919 components to support the first flight of the C919, the largest commercial jetliner to be designed and built in China," said Yang Hongqi, president, AVIC SAEC and chairman of the joint venture.

AVIC SAEC is a leading company of aviation electric systems in China. AVIC EM, the parent company of AVIC SAEC, designs and produces a wide range of aerospace systems and products for both the Chinese and international markets.

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, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.

www.utcaerospacesystems.com

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems

For further information: Dan Coulom, 704-423-7527, daniel.coulom@utas.utc.com; Grace Xie, 86-21-60360602, grace.xie@pwap.utc.com