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UTC Aerospace Systems chosen to provide its world-class maintenance, repair and overhaul services to Copa Airlines

Jul 12, 2016

FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has been selected by Copa Airlines to provide landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 (737NG) aircraft.  

As one of the largest suppliers of integrated landing gear systems in the world, UTC Aerospace Systems' extensive knowledge in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of landing gear systems offers customers world-class support and solutions.

"In order to maintain Copa's Maintenance Dispatch Reliability, one of the best worldwide for the Boeing 737NG, we expect the highest levels of reliability and quality from our suppliers.  UTC Aerospace Systems continues to fulfill such expectations.  In signing this agreement, we look forward to a continued partnership for years to come," said Rafael Samudio, Copa Airlines, Technical Purchasing Director.

"This selection demonstrates Copa Airlines' confidence in our MRO expertise and services," said Jim Wharton, president, Landing Systems, a business unit of UTC Aerospace Systems. "We look forward to supporting Copa Airlines' fleet of 737NG aircraft."

All MRO services for the Copa Airlines fleet will be performed at the UTC Aerospace Systems Center of Excellence in Miami. The Miami site is the world leader in performing overhauls on Boeing 737NG landing gear, with over 1,200 legs overhauled to date. The company has more than 54 MRO locations in 26 countries and 500 employees on-site at customer locations around the world, providing customers with the broadest aftermarket network in the industry.

Copa Airlines is a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., and member of the Star Alliance global airline network. Founded in 1947 as the national airline of Panama, the airline operates more than 326 daily scheduled flights to 72 destinations in 30 countries.

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.

About Copa Holdings, S.A.
Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading Latin American providers of passengers and cargo services. The airlines offer service to 74 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. During Copa Airlines' more than 68 years of continuous operations, the Hub of the Americas in Panama has become the leading hub on the continent. Copa operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of 100 aircraft: 14 Boeing 737-700 Next-Generation, 63 Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation and 23 Embraer-190, and has an on-time performance of more than 91 percent, one of the best in the industry. In 2015 Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia were named the most on-time airlines in Latin America by FlightStats (for the third consecutive year) and by OAG. In addition, Copa received the award for "Best Regional Airline in Central America and the Caribbean" from Skytrax and "Leading Airline in Mexico and Central America" at the World Travel Awards. Copa is a member of Star Alliance, which offers passengers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries. To make reservations and seat selection, create a trip log, check in for flights, print boarding passes or purchase tickets through secure online transactions in seven different currencies, visit www.copa.com.

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems

For further information: Mark Lastoria, +1 704-604-9473, mark.lastoria@utas.utc.com, www.utcaerospacesystems.com, @UTCAeroSystems