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UTC Aerospace Systems inaugurates new building dedicated to thrust reverser assembly for Airbus A350 XWB nacelle systems in Toulouse, France

UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business formally inaugurated a new building dedicated exclusively to production of thrust reversers and the integration of nacelle systems for the Airbus A350 XWB at its Toulouse, France site. The opening of the building, operated by Goodrich Aerospace Europe S.A.S., features an innovative robotic thrust reverser assembly line. The facility was dedicated during an event attended by company leaders, Airbus executives, program teams and local employees. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX).

The new building is adjacent to the existing production facility, which is a final assembly and integration site for the nacelle systems on several Airbus programs, including the popular A320 family. The nacelle systems for the A350 XWB, the largest nacelle ever built by the Aerostructures business, will contribute to the expected lower fuel consumption offered by the new twinjet. The new building includes a 50,000-square-foot thrust reverser robotic production area with a moving assembly line, a paint shop with an infrared curing tunnel and office space for support functions.

The new building is a testament to the commitment of the Aerostructures teams to Airbus. The company began operations in Toulouse in 1973, when it first started producing nacelle systems for the Airbus A300 model.

"We have delivered more than 15,000 nacelles to Airbus in the past 40 years and we're extremely proud to celebrate another milestone today with the inauguration of this new A350 XWB building," said UTC Aerospace Systems – Aerostructures President Marc Duvall. "Our relationship with Airbus is an example of what can happen when companies work together. The innovative thrust reverser assembly line, along with the optimized design of the whole building to ensure a smooth and lean flow for all operations, will enable us to meet program ramp-up as this exciting new platform enters into service later this year."

UTC Aerospace Systems provides more than 20 proprietary systems for the new Airbus A350 XWB including electric power generation and secondary distribution, wheels and carbon brakes, pilot side stick controllers, SmartProbe® air data system and various engine components.

Press release issued by UTC Aerospace Systems, Aerostructures on September 23, 2014


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Airbus A350 XWB


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