It takes the most brilliant thinking on the ground to put the most innovative solutions in the air. At UTC Aerospace Systems, we do not just dream up ideas that can change the world, we develop, manufacture and deliver them with exceptional service to one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. We are shaping a future of flight that is more intelligent, integrated and electric than ever before. It is nothing short of incredible—and it is in the air every day.
David L. Gitlin
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. The company designs, manufactures and services systems and components, and provides integrated solutions for commercial, military and space platforms.
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For more than 50 years, UTC Aerospace Systems has enabled humans to explore space—from orbiting the earth to walking on the moon to conducting spacewalks from the International Space Station. Now, it is collaborating with NASA to support deep-space exploration systems that will take people beyond low-earth orbit. UTC Aerospace Systems will provide active thermal control, power management and distribution systems for the first uncrewed Orion mission and will add environmental control and life support systems for future crewed missions. The Orion program is a first step toward the next frontier of space travel, a human mission to Mars.
UTC Aerospace Systems has long been recognized as a leader in solving the industry’s most pressing challenges. One of the most recent has been growing concern over aircraft exposure to high-altitude icing conditions. UTC Aerospace Systems addressed the issue by streamlining the production of a more robust pitot probe to quickly deliver this solution to aircraft operators for fleet retrofits. It also completed a five-year effort to develop a new facility capable of creating next-generation air data sensors and testing them under extreme icing conditions and qualified the first sensor to meet the industry’s new icing regulations. Aviation Week recognized the groundbreaking achievements at its 16th annual awards program, selecting UTC Aerospace Systems as the winner in the Supplier Research and Development/System Design and Development category.
In response to growing customer demand for its nacelle systems, UTC Aerospace Systems has significantly expanded capabilities at its Foley, Alabama, campus. A new 80,000-square-foot manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility opened in late 2017. It features a range of innovative manufacturing technologies and will support several new programs, including the nacelle for Pratt & Whitney’s revolutionary Geared Turbofan engine. The company expects to add 260 new jobs to the Foley community by the end of 2019, bringing the total workforce to more than 1,000 employees.
save time and fuel
Three Alaska Airlines jets have taken flight with UTC Aerospace Systems’ InteliSight advanced Aircraft Data Management solution. InteliSight serves as the platform for NASA’s TASAR (Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests) software. TASAR enables flight crews to make trajectory change request decisions en route using near real-time weather information, special use airspace status and traffic conditions. An analysis of 1,600 Alaska Airlines flights suggested that TASAR could save the airline more than 1 million gallons of fuel, more than 110,000 minutes of flight time and $5.15 million annually.
The gift of sight is one of the greatest gifts of all. To prevent avoidable blindness around the globe, UTC Aerospace Systems is making a $1 million, three-year contribution to support the work of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. Orbis is a leading non-governmental organization that provides access to quality eye health care and medical training to low- and middle-income countries.