UTC Aerospace Systems inaugurates first facility in Africa

          UTC Aerospace Systems inaugurates first facility in Africa

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 5, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems held a
ribbon cutting ceremony attended by dignitaries, partners and suppliers to
celebrate the inauguration of its new Propeller Systems facility in
Casablanca, Morocco. The new subsidiary, Ratier-Figeac Maroc, (RFM) is UTC
Aerospace Systems' first facility in Africa. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"We are delighted to celebrate the opening of RFM in Morocco and to build
partnerships within the community," said Michel Ferey, who leads the Propeller
Systems business at UTC Aerospace Systems. "This is a great opportunity for
UTC Aerospace Systems to expand operations and grow our Propeller Systems

RFM was created in January 2011 as part of an ongoing Propeller Systems' cost
reduction strategy. During the facility's construction, RFM technicians
trained at the IMA ("Institut des Metiers de l'Aeronautique") – the Moroccan
Institute specialized in training in aeronautical activities. Employees began
working onsite at the RFM facility in Morocco upon the building's completion
in March 2012.

In addition to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the inauguration included a tour
of the RFM assembly shop and several speeches by key dignitaries, including
the French Ambassador in Morocco, the President of the GIMAS, and the Moroccan
Minister Abdelkader Amara, who thanked the Propeller Systems' team for its
confidence in Morocco to build this new industrial site.

The RFM facility covers 46,000 square feet, and is specialized in the assembly
of cockpit controls and cabin equipment.

UTC Aerospace Systems' Propeller Systems unit designs, manufactures and
services propeller systems, cockpit controls, cabin equipment and Trimmable
Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator (THSA) systems for commercial, regional,
corporate and military aircraft..

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

Website: http://www.utcaerospacesystems.com
Contact: Dan Coulom, +1-704-423-7527, daniel.coulom@utas.utc.com
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