UTC Aerospace Systems extends long term C.A.R.E. agreement with Japan Airlines for maintenance support on Boeing 787

PARIS AIR SHOW, Paris, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems has extended its Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange (C.A.R.E.) program with Japan Airlines to include an additional 10 Boeing 787 aircraft added to the airline's fleet. Under the C.A.R.E. program, UTC Aerospace Systems provides asset management and repair services for components on the Boeing 787 operated by Japan Airlines. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

With the C.A.R.E. program expansion, UTC Aerospace Systems will provide inventory support and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for a total of 45 Boeing 787 aircraft including 25 B787-8 and 20 B787-9. The B787-9 will be introduced to Japan Airlines' fleet in June 2015.

Products supported under the agreement include the electric power system, air management system, nitrogen generation system, emergency power system, and primary and remote power distribution systems of JAL's 787 fleet.  The initial C.A.R.E. program with JAL started in 2012 and will be in effect until 2025.

"We are pleased to continue providing Japan Airlines with comprehensive support through our C.A.R.E. program as they grow and add the 787-9 to their fleet," said Raffaele Virgili, vice president of Customer Service. "With the breadth of UTC Aerospace Systems content on the 787, customers can count on our C.A.R.E. program to provide full maintenance support for these components to help ensure optimal performance of their aircraft."

UTC Aerospace Systems' C.A.R.E. program offers total repair and inventory support services and is fully supported by an industry-leading network of top OEM accessory suppliers.

"We are pleased to expand our CARE program with UTC Aerospace Systems," said Mr. Muneaki Kitahara, Japan Airlines vice president of Purchasing. "Over the past few years, UTC Aerospace Systems has exceeded our expectations in delivering parts on time with their proven OEM quality. We look forward to receiving the same levels of support as our new B787-9 is added to our fleet."

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 systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.


SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems

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