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UTC Aerospace Systems to supply three additional systems for Boeing's 777X

Boeing has selected UTC Aerospace Systems for three additional systems on the new Boeing 777X large, twin-engine jet. These are in addition to numerous systems on the aircraft awarded to UTC Aerospace Systems in 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

UTC Aerospace Systems will now also provide the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator that moves the horizontal stabilizer to trim and stabilize the aircraft in the pitch axis during flight. This flight-critical component, part of the 777X flight control system, is being developed by UTC Aerospace Systems' Ratier-Figeac subsidiary and is an advanced design from field-proven technology.

Additionally, UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected to provide the ground maneuvering camera system (GMCS) and proximity sensor data concentrators (PSDC) for the 777X. The GMCS enhances situational awareness by providing pilots video and camera views of the nose gear, main gear and wingtip areas to aid in taxiway maneuvering. The system also offers a unique passenger experience by providing a wingtip to wingtip view from the aircraft's vertical stabilizer through in-flight entertainment (IFE) video. The system includes high definition digital video cameras as well as a taxi camera interface unit. Designed to reduce the risk of parts obsolescence, the system can be configured for specific customer requirements.

The PSDC system senses and monitors the position of multiple surfaces throughout the aircraft, including interior, exterior and thrust reverser doors as well as tail position. The system's software is housed in a central computing function, allowing a distributed architecture approach to reduce weight and enhance reliability and usability.

"Our team is honored to add three new systems to our already significant content on this exciting new platform," said John Esposito, vice president, Boeing Programs. "As a leader in developing innovative technologies for the world's most advanced airplanes, we're confident these systems will provide the best value for Boeing and its customers."

Previously Boeing chose UTC Aerospace Systems to supply the electric power generating system, cabin air conditioning and temperature control system, airfoil and cowl ice protection system, and the complete ventilation system suite of fans. Other UTC Aerospace Systems equipment for the 777X include fire/overheat protection, power door opening system, cargo loading system, cabin attendant seating, air data systems, ice detection, wheels & brakes and a suite of sensors for various 777X functions.

Press release issued by UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems on March 9, 2016


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UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems Proximity Sensors, Cabin Heaters, Sensors/Transducers, Brake System Components, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Angle of Attack Indicators, Stall Warning Systems, Ice Detectors, Attitude Indicators, Inertial Components & Systems, Current Measuring Equipment, Position/Displacement Detectors, Pressure Detectors, Airspeed Indicators, Temperature Detectors, Windshield Wipers, Air Data Computers, Aircraft Security Equipment, Fuel Quantity Indicators, Engine Health Monitoring, Pitot Tubes, Fuel Management Systems, Fuel Tanks & Systems, Ice Protection/Prevention Equipment, Water Heaters, Water Systems, Clutches, Health & Usage Monitoring, Gyroscopes, Rate Gyroscopes, Vertical Gyroscopes, Safety Equipment, Helicopter Rescue Hooks, Warning Systems/Equipment, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, Fire & Smoke Detectors, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, External & Taxi Aid Camera System (ETACS
UTC Aerospace Systems, Propeller Systems (Ratier Figeac) Composite Propellers, Mechanical Actuators, Engine Controls, Aircraft & Helicopter Controllers, Hydraulic Actuators


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