Hamilton Sundstrand A400M Propeller System Certified by European Aviation Safety Agency — Press Release
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WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The European Aviation Safety Agency granted to Ratier-Figeac, a Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation subsidiary, the FH385/386 propeller system type certificate for the Airbus A400M Military Transport Aircraft on Mar. 22, marking a major milestone in the A400M’s eight-bladed propeller program. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX).
The A400M features a 17.5 ft. diameter propeller system that is all-new, and features eight, all-composite blades. This advanced design propeller system is the largest all-composite propeller in production.
“Hamilton Sundstrand is pleased to celebrate this important certification milestone with Airbus,” said Tom Saxe, vice president and general manager, Actuation & Propeller Systems, Hamilton Sundstrand. “Both design and manufacturing innovations have been essential to our production of this advanced propeller system.”
Driven by an 11,000-horsepower engine, Hamilton Sundstrand’s FH385/386 handles twice the power of any existing in-service propeller and offers a thrust efficiency peak close to 90 percent at high cruise speeds. Each wing features a pair of clockwise and counter-clockwise rotating propellers, which enhance overall aircraft stability and control, and further contribute to overall operating efficiency.
In addition to the propeller system, Hamilton Sundstrand and its subsidiaries supply the A400M’s Secondary Electrical Power Distribution Center (SEPDC), Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), Ram Air Turbine (RAT) emergency power system, Trimmable Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator (THSA), and the Throttle Control Assembly (TCA).
With 2011 sales 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.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company that provides high-technology products and services to the aerospace and building industries.
COMAC Selects Hamilton Sundstrand’s Kidde Unit to Provide C919 Integrated Fire and Protection System — Press Release
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COMAC Selects Hamilton Sundstrand’s Kidde Unit to Provide C919 Integrated Fire and Protection System
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Commercial Aviation Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) has selected Kidde Aerospace & Defense, a Hamilton Sundstrand business unit, to provide the integrated fire and overheat protection systems for its new C919 aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) .
The system’s major portions include engine and APU fire detectors; wheel well and bleed duct overheat monitoring sensors; cargo and lavatory smoke detectors; fixed fire extinguishers for the engines, and APU and cargo compartment; portable fire extinguishers for the cockpit and cabin; and a new electronic control assembly which integrates these independent fire protection component technologies into a single system.
The program value is estimated to be worth more than $250 million in revenue over the program’s life.
“The C919 program reaffirms the relationship and commitment between Kidde and COMAC, which began with the ARJ-21 program,” said Brent Ehmke, Kidde Aerospace & Defense vice president and general manager. “We’re pleased that as COMAC’s commercial aviation continues to develop and grow, it will do so with Kidde’s fire protection technologies protecting these assets.”
COMAC previously selected another Hamilton Sundstrand business unit to provide the electric power generation and distribution systems for the new C919 aircraft.
COMAC is the Chinese commercial aircraft manufacturer established in May 2008.
Kidde Aerospace & Defense is a leading supplier of fire protection and safety systems for commercial and military aviation and ground vehicle applications. For more than 90 years, Kidde has defined the state-of-the-art in fire protection and safety systems, through advances in detection, suppression, inerting and other protection technologies.
With 2009 revenues of $5.6 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.
Hamilton Sundstrand began its presence in the Chinese aviation market in 1985 with the development of the MA60 aircraft. Today, Hamilton Sundstrand is a key systems supplier on COMAC’s 90-seat ARJ21 regional jet, supplying the electric power system, including the APS2600 Auxiliary Power Unit; the Ram Air Turbine; the high-lift actuation system, which includes flap and slat actuators, drive train, power drive units and controllers; fire protection systems; and the electrical power generation, primary distribution and emergency power system.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.
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The Russian commercial aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation awarded the United Technology subsidiary Hamilton Sundstrand a contract to develop and provide parts for their new airliner. The contract could be worth over $2 billion dollars in the end. The MS-21 (MC in the Cyrillic Alphabet) will be a joint development of various Russian aircraft corporations to be in service sometime around 2015.
This aircraft will replace the aging fleet of Tupelov manufactured Tu-154 airliners. Irkut has also received contracts to build parts for Airbus as well as work with Yakalov on their Yak-130 aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand will produce electrical generators and systems as well as the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and other systems for the advanced aircraft.