Hamilton Sundstrand wins multiple systems on new Russian airliner

MAKS-2009 INTERNATIONAL AVIATION AND SPACE SALON - Irkut Corp. has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply multiple systems for the MC-21 commercial aircraft family. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Hamilton Sundstrand will develop the advanced Electric Power Generating System, secondary electrical power distribution, Auxiliary Power Unit, wing anti-ice and bleed air conditioning for the Nitrogen Generation System. In addition, Hamilton Sundstrand will jointly develop the integrated Air Management System together with its partner NPO Nauka, while Kidde Aerospace & Defense, a Hamilton Sundstrand subsidiary, has been selected to supply the fire detection and suppression system.

The award is expected to be worth approximately $2.3 billion over the life of the program.

Slated to enter service in 2016, the MC-21 is Irkut Corp.'s newest aircraft model, accommodating between 150 and 230 passengers in three basic versions.

Hamilton Sundstrand's systems deliver advanced technology which will create a more efficient aircraft. "Hamilton Sundstrand is proud to be a major supplier for Irkut Corp.'s new MC-21 commercial aircraft family," said Joe Triompo, president, Hamilton Sundstrand Aerospace Power Systems. "Our unique ability to create value by integrating multiple systems provides the MC-21 aircraft a light weight solution with low technical risk and proven reliability in service."

With 2008 revenues of $6.2 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

NPO Hamilton Standard – Nauka, a joint venture between Hamilton Sundstrand and OAO NPO Nauka, was established in 1994 in Moscow and specializes in development and production of heat exchangers for commercial aircraft air-conditioning systems. The heat exchangers manufactured by the company are successfully operated by the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers including Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier and Tupolev.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.

This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning business opportunities and other matters that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward looking statements include changes in economic conditions and airline flight hours; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies and new products; and delays and disruption in delivery of materials and services from suppliers. For information identifying other important legal, technological, competitive and other uncertainties, see UTC's SEC filings as submitted from time to time, including but not limited to, the information included in UTC's 10-K and 10-Q Reports under the headings "Business," "Risk Factors," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Cautionary Note Concerning Factors that May Affect Future Results," as well as the information included in UTC's Current Reports on Form 8-K.

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