CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Airbus as a primary maintenance service provider for Airbus' Flight Hour Services (FHS) and component repair support. The long-term agreement covers UTC Aerospace Systems components on all Airbus platforms. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Under the agreement, Airbus will send FHS covered components requiring repair to UTC Aerospace Systems' global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities. The scope of products covered under the agreement includes air management systems, electric systems, sensors, evacuation slides, seating, cargo, lighting systems, actuation systems, propellers, landing gear systems, fire systems and engine components.
"We are pleased Airbus selected UTC Aerospace Systems to provide service support for the wide range of products we manufacture on its aircraft," said Raffaele Virgili, vice president, UTC Aerospace Systems Customer Service. "With this comprehensive agreement, we are able to further develop our relationship and provide Airbus with a support arrangement for quality repair services that will improve reliability and on-wing performance for our mutual airline customers."
In addition to MRO services, UTC Aerospace Systems will provide technical services and support. Work will be performed at various UTC Aerospace Systems MRO sites. The company has 60 such sites around the world.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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