Hamilton Sundstrand's MC-21 Systems Move to Joint Definition Phase

FARNBOROUGH, England - FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW - Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is successfully working with Irkut Corp. to develop systems for the company's new MC-21 aircraft family.

In 2009 Irkut selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply multiple systems for the MC-21 commercial aircraft family including the Advanced Electric Power Generating System, Secondary Electrical Power Distribution, Auxiliary Power Unit, Wing Anti-Ice and the Nitrogen Generation System. In addition, Hamilton Sundstrand teamed with NPO Nauka to jointly develop the Integrated Air Management System, while Kidde Aerospace & Defense, a Hamilton Sundstrand subsidiary, was selected to supply the Fire Detection and Suppression System.

"Hamilton Sundstrand is delighted to be a major partner with Irkut Corp. on the MC-21, and we congratulate them on this program's successful launch," said Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain Bellemare. "We are very pleased with the aircraft program's progress to date and the completion of this major milestone. We look forward to many more such achievements."

These awards are expected to be worth approximately $2.3 billion over the life of the program.

Slated to enter service in 2016, the MC-21 is Irkut Corp.'s newest aircraft model, accommodating between 150 and 230 passengers in three basic versions.

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.

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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