UTC Aerospace Systems Reaps Benefits of Goodrich Buyout

UTC Aerospace Systems, formed via the merger of Goodrich Corporation and Hamilton Sundstrand by United Technologies Corporation in 2012, is just now reaping the benefits of the merger. Last year in 2013, UTC Aerospace Systems was awarded a C-17 contract by the US Air Force, the first military contract of its kind since United Technologies’ $18 billion buyout of Goodrich Corporation. UTC Aerospace has entered a contract with The Boeing Company in which it will be providing landing-gear system maintenance for the US Air Force’s entire fleet of C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, landing gear which was manufactured by Goodrich prior to the buyout. With this being said, UTC would not have been awarded this contract otherwise. The deal, which is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, enables UTC subsidiaries to establish influence and a large presence on the development and maintenance of the C-17, the primary troop and cargo carrier of the US Defense Department. The C-17 has seen heavy combat roles in the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and due to its versatility, is expected to continue service for the foreseeable future. Pratt & Whitney, which is UTC’s engine division, supplies engines for all C-17s currently in service, with four engines in each aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand, another UTC subsidiary, is responsible for supplying the engine controls primarily as well as other aircraft parts for the C-17. Furthermore, since Goodrich has been a landing gear supplier of the C-17 since 2006, UTC is now able to add another C-17 contract to its portfolio. UTC Aerospace Systems is currently one of the largest suppliers of aerospace and defense products in the world. Their specialties are the design, manufacturing, and servicing of systems and components for a variety of commercial, regional, business, and military aircraft as well as helicopters. In addition, they are a large supplier of international space programs and other platforms. Their two primary business segments are as follows: Aircraft Systems and Power, Control & Sensing Systems. ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Aerospace, specializes in the distribution of aerospace products around the world for both commercial, civil, and military applications. We work with UTC Aerospace Systems to ensure we carry the most highly-demanded spare parts for UTC and all of its subsidiaries. Browse our capabilities on www.asap-aeropsace.com and contact us today at sales@asap-aerospace.com for a quote.


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