UTC Aerospace Systems WINSLOW Life Raft Now Certified for Commercial Aircraft
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX); was recently granted FAA commercial
certification (TSO C70a) for its WINSLOW "FACOM" life raft. WINSLOW is the
number one customer-rated life raft for quality and service for their
The new FACOM Commercial Type One life raft features as standard equipment a
reversible design, lightweight canopy that is easy to erect, water activated
exterior survivor locator lights, four rung boarding ladders at the front and
rear boarding raft entries, an advanced ballast system and water collection
system. Survival kits are also available and stocked with various items such
as flashlights, flares, first aid kits, mirrors and whistles.
"WINSLOW is a well-recognized and respected name in aviation life rafts," said
Daphne Falletti, president, Interiors. "With the new commercial
certification, we look forward to working closely with airlines and OEMs to
outfit those aircraft with the best quality life rafts in the industry."
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, Connecticut, is a diversified
company providing high-technology products and services to the building and
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