LONDON- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW - Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation has been selected to install its APS3200 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) on Nasair's future purchased and leased Airbus A320 series aircraft and to retrofit Nasair's nine current A320 aircraft fleet from the Honeywell 131-9A APU to the Hamilton Sundstrand APS3200 APU. Nasair also selected Hamilton Sundstrand for a long-term fixed price agreement for the maintenance of its APS3200s for a period of ten years. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"Hamilton Sundstrand is pleased to be selected by Nasair to support its A320 APU needs," said Eileen Drake, vice president and general manager, Hamilton Sundstrand Auxiliary Power Systems. "Our APS3200 APU has proven itself through its extensive airline customer base offering lower life-cycle costs, lower emissions and fuel consumption."
Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, group CEO of NAS Holding said, "We are very pleased to introduce Hamilton Sundstrand APUs into our Airbus fleet and look forward to an enduring relationship for many years to come."
Hamilton Sundstrand has delivered more than 1,800 APS3200 APUs to more than 155 operators for their fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, consistently growing market share to approximately 40 percent of the worldwide A320 family in service.
The APS3200 APU is designed and produced at the Hamilton Sundstrand Auxiliary Power Systems facility in San Diego, Calif.
Nasair, launched in February 2007, is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A subsidiary of private aviation group, National Air Services (NAS Holding), Nasair has grown exponentially, transporting more than five million customers, now operating over 450 weekly flights. Their fleet consists of 15 aircraft covering 27 destinations both within and outside Saudi Arabia. Nasair also operates Embraer E190s, which are fitted with the Hamilton Sundstrand APS2300 APU.
With 2011 revenues 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 providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.
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