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COMAC selects Hamilton Sundstrand's Kidde unit to provide C919 integrated fire and protection system

Commercial Aviation Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) has selected Kidde Aerospace & Defense, a Hamilton Sundstrand business unit, to provide the integrated fire and overheat protection systems for its new C919 aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) .

The system's major portions include engine and APU fire detectors; wheel well and bleed duct overheat monitoring sensors; cargo and lavatory smoke detectors; fixed fire extinguishers for the engines, and APU and cargo compartment; portable fire extinguishers for the cockpit and cabin; and a new electronic control assembly which integrates these independent fire protection component technologies into a single system.

The program value is estimated to be worth more than $250 million in revenue over the program's life.

"The C919 program reaffirms the relationship and commitment between Kidde and COMAC, which began with the ARJ-21 program," said Brent Ehmke, Kidde Aerospace & Defense vice president and general manager. "We're pleased that as COMAC's commercial aviation continues to develop and grow, it will do so with Kidde's fire protection technologies protecting these assets."

COMAC previously selected another Hamilton Sundstrand business unit to provide the electric power generation and distribution systems for the new C919 aircraft.

Press release issued by UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems (Kidde) on May 14, 2010

 

 Contact details from our directory:
UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems (Kidde) Safety Equipment, Fire Fighting/Detection Systems, Ultraviolet Flame Detectors
COMAC Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. Airframer

 

 Related aircraft programs:
COMAC C919

 

 Related directory sectors:
Safety & Security Systems

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