Thursday, August 24, 2017

UTC Foley opens new facility

FOLEY, Ala. -- UTC Aerospace Systems today unveiled a new 80,000-square-foot manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility at its campus in Foley. The new facility is in response to rising customer demand for its nacelle systems, according to UTC. The company expects to add up to 260 new jobs at the site, eventually increasing its Foley workforce to more than 1,000. It's expected to be operational by the end of the year. The Foley site assembles nacelles for integration with the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engine for a number of aircraft platforms, including the Airbus A320neo, Bombardier C Series, Mitsubishi Regional Jet and Embraer E-Jet E2. The campus is part of UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business unit, which maintains a global footprint of nacelle design, original equipment manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sites. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (Source: UTC, 08/24/17) Background article, Gulf Coast Reporters' League Business Quarterly, April 2016, pages 20-22, UTAS in Foley plays powerful role.