UTC Aerospace Systems Braking System Selected by Cessna for Citation Longitude
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX); has been selected by Cessna Aircraft
Company to supply the wheels, brakes and an integrated brake control system
for Cessna's newest business jet, the Citation Longitude. It is the largest
model in the Citation family with first delivery planned for late 2017.
The products, delivered under the Goodrich brand, include an integrated
braking system consisting of the main and nose wheels, carbon brakes, a
digital brake-by-wire control system and a tire pressure monitoring system.
The carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARB® carbon heat sink material, proven
in service on more than 2,300 aircraft world-wide.
"The selection of UTC Aerospace Systems for the Longitude's integrated braking
system re-confirms our longstanding partnership with Cessna and creates an
exceptional addition to our business jet portfolio," said Jim Wharton,
president, Wheels & Brakes. "UTC Aerospace Systems currently provides wheel
and brake products for thirteen 'in-service' Cessna Citation programs totaling
approximately 6,000 aircraft. We look forward to playing an integral part in
the success of Cessna's newest business jet."
Justin Salmans, vice-president, supply chain Cessna said, "The addition of UTC
Aerospace Systems - Wheels & Brakes to the Longitude team represents the
continuation of a 30 year relationship with a company that has proven its
ability to meet Cessna's high standards."
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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Contact: Valerie Francis, +1-937-440-2313, valerie.francis @utas.utc.com;
Andrew Martin, +1-704-423-7048, firstname.lastname@example.org
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