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UTC Aerospace Systems delivers 100th CACTCS pack shipset for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems delivered its 100th Cabin Air Conditioning and Temperature Control System (CACTCS) pack shipset for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, marking a key milestone as a major systems supplier to the program.  UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"UTC Aerospace Systems is delighted to celebrate this next step in our commitment to the Dreamliner program," said Bob Leduc, president, 787 Programs, UTC Aerospace Systems. "We are supporting the current production rate and are well-positioned to support Boeing's systematic rate ramp-up."

UTC Aerospace Systems' CACTCS pack is part of the Environmental Control System (ECS), which provides cabin temperature management and control, fresh airflow, pressurization control, heating and cooling, galley chilling, and cargo and crew rest compartment temperature control.

"The ECS provides complete airplane thermal management, producing enough cooling to cool more than 25 typical New England homes," said Tom Pelland, vice president and general manager, Air Management Systems. "I am extremely proud of our team. Our people have worked tirelessly in making this milestone possible."

The ECS also includes liquid cooling for the Power Electronics Cooling System (PECS), pack bay overheat protection, wheel well fire protection and windshield washer/wipers. The first electrically driven air cycle air-conditioning packs offer twice the efficiency of previously delivered systems.

In addition to the ECS, UTC Aerospace Systems provides multiple critical systems for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, including: nitrogen generation; electrical power generating and starting; remote power distribution; primary power distribution; ram air turbine; electric motor pumps; fire detection and suppression; electro-mechanical brakes; thrust reversers; proximity sensing; cargo handling; exterior and flight deck lighting; fuel quantity indicators; and fuel management software.

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, Conn., is a diversified company that provides high-technology products and services to the aerospace and building industries.

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems