United Technologies

July 8, 2012 - 2:40pm

Hamilton Sundstrand has ramped up its operations and supply chain to support Boeing 787 production, the company announced here on the eve of the show. It has already delivered some 85 shipsets. The 787 contains nine major Hamilton Sundstrand systems, one of them being the electric starter/generators. They start the engines and provide a total 1.5 megawatts–five times the electric power on a Boeing 767.

In addition, Hamilton Sundstrand’s network of field representatives and customer response center is now providing support to 787 operators.

June 3, 2012 - 3:35am

Despite a halt in production of nearly four years and the bankruptcy of its original developer, the fleet of Eclipse very light jets could soon grow again after Eclipse Aerospace was awarded a production certificate from the FAA.

February 22, 2012 - 12:50pm

National Formosa University (NFU) and Pratt & Whitney signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding that allows NFU students to participate in a curriculum for commercial engine maintenance as well as other professional training at Pratt & Whitney’s customer training center (CTC) in China. During the six-week course NFU students will receive the same instructional and practical training as aircraft maintenance engineers.

November 3, 2011 - 2:05pm
Eclipse 500 at NBAA 2011

Eclipse Aerospace announced at last month’s NBAA Convention that it is resuming new-build production of its iconic very light twinjet, newly dubbed the Eclipse 550. At the show, Eclipse began taking orders for the new jet, which sells for $2.695 million (2011 $). The company expects to produce 50 to 100 Eclipse 550s per year once production resumes in 2013.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Much of the discussion of the United Technologies (UTC) planned $18.4 billion acquisition of Goodrich has focused on the companies’ combined content on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and future prospects in the airliner industry. 

June 23, 2011 - 7:00am

Sikorsky Aircraft president Jeff Pino shed more light on the company’s investment in Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse Aerospace, including the possibility of restarting production of the EA-500 very light jet, during a meeting this week at the Paris Air Show. “We’re good at working with supply chains, driving them down in cost, positioning things in the market [and providing] good aftermarket support,” Pino told AIN.

June 20, 2011 - 6:45am

The first raw materials for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new regional turboprop demonstrator have begun to arrive at the company’s Longueuil plant in Quebec as technicians prepare to assemble the compression system for the NGRT (next-generation regional turboprop).

May 26, 2011 - 10:10am

Business jet operators should take action to preserve their engines if the aircraft is going to sit idle for more than two or three months, according to recommendations from engine makers. Such preventive measures can be as easy as ensuring oil is coating components properly or as complicated as removing and bagging the engines.

November 30, 2010 - 3:50am

Members of the Schweizer family claim Sikorsky short-changed them on the 2004 purchase of their helicopter company and are suing to recover $2.8 million. According to the lawsuit, Sikorsky parent United Technologies paid $12 million for the Elmira, N.Y.-based company with promises of up to $10 to $14 million more once certain program progress goals were met and two crash lawsuits were settled.

November 23, 2010 - 11:26am

Last week Sikorsky sought to quash a federal lawsuit brought by the Schweizer family that charges the Stratford, Conn.-based company with reneging on the terms of its 2004 purchase of Schweizer Aircraft, builder of light helicopters, surveillance aircraft and unmanned drones. Schweizer acquired the production rights to the Hughes 300-series helicopters from McDonnell Douglas in 1986.

 
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