Tuesday, July 15, 2014

UTC chosen by Airbus

UTC Aerospace Systems has been chosen by Airbus to supply new wheels and carbon brakes for A320neo family aircraft through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. The equipment is scheduled to enter into service in 2015 on the current A320 family of aircraft. The new wheels and brakes are designed as a product improvement and will be introduced across the current A318/A319/A320 and A319/A320neo platforms. UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. (Source: Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, 07/15/14) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala., that will open in 2015 and produce its first plane in 2016; UTC Aerospace has a plant in Foley, Ala.