Tuesday, May 3, 2016

UTC expanding in Foley

FOLEY, Ala. -- UTC Aerospace Systems will add a new 80,000 square-foot manufacturing and nacelle assembly building to existing assets at its Foley plant. The expansion will add some 260 jobs. The new building will house the assembly of nacelle components and propulsion system integration to support the Airbus A320, initially the current engine option, and eventually the new engine option. The nacelle system for the A320neo features a proprietary inlet acoustic treatment that reduces drag, which improves fuel efficiency.  UTC in Foley trucks finished A320 engines to the Airbus U.S. manufacturing plant about an hour away. Construction of the new building will take about a year, with opening expected in the second quarter of 2017. (Source: UTC Aerospace Systems, 05/03/16)