UTC Aerospace Systems Selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways to Provide Wheels and Carbon Brakes on Boeing 787-9 Fleet

 UTC Aerospace Systems Selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways to Provide Wheels
                   and Carbon Brakes on Boeing 787-9 Fleet

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- UTC Aerospace
Systems has been selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways to supply the wheels,
carbon brakes and MRO services for its fleet of 16 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
The company will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business in
Troy, Ohio. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in September 2014.
UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The 787-9 carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARB® carbon heat sink material.
The DURACARB® carbon provides exceptional brake performance and a 35 percent
brake life advantage over competitive products, producing significant cost
savings for operators.

"We are pleased to provide both our 787 wheel and brake equipment and our MRO
services to Virgin Atlantic.," said Cory May, vice president of commercial
programs, Wheels & Brakes. "We have enjoyed a great working relationship with
Virgin over the last 19 years and look forward to extending that with our
support of this important addition to their fleet.

Philip Maher, Directory of Technical Operations for Virgin Atlantic Airways
stated, "The 787 represents a leap forward in aircraft technology, and as the
first UK operator of the 787-9 we are delighted to be able to select the UTC
Aerospace Systems wheel and brake products. This selection was made following
an exhaustive review of technical and commercial attributes, and we are
positive that our confidence in the UTC Aerospace Systems' product will be
borne out in service, once we take delivery of our first aircraft in September

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. is headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex,
England, near Gatwick Airport. It operates over 40 Airbus and Boeing
wide-bodied jets to over 36 destinations worldwide between the United Kingdom
and North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and
Australia. It is the UK's second-largest long-haul airline and is continually
recognized for providing customers with a premium travel experience.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems
and components for the aerospace and defense industries. It is a worldwide
leader in electro-mechanical aircraft brakes with over fifteen years of
experience. 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
aerospace industries.

For updates from United Technologies Corp's aerospace businesses visit
www.utc.com or follow @UTC on Twitter.

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems

Website: http://www.utc.com
Contact: Valerie Francis, +1 937-440-2313, valerie.francis @utas.utc.com, or
Andrew Martin, +1 704-423-7048, andrew.martin@utas.utc.com