UTC Aerospace Systems delivers its 5,000th nacelle system for a V2500® engine
on an Airbus A321
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 31, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems has
delivered its 5,000^th nacelle system for a V2500 engine manufactured by IAE
International Aero Engines AG. The nacelle was delivered from Hamburg,
Germany, one of more than a dozen global sites that make up UTC Aerospace
Systems' Aerostructures business. The nacelle and engine will be installed on
an Airbus A321. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.
The Aerostructures business has been the exclusive provider of nacelle systems
for the V2500 since the nacelle program's inception. The initial IAE V2500
equipped with an Aerostructures' nacelle entered service aboard an Adria
Airways Airbus A320 in May 1989. By 2004, the Aerostructures business
headquartered in Chula Vista, Calif. had delivered 2,500 nacelle systems for
the V2500 engine. Due to rate increases for the popular A320 family, it took
only nine additional years for Aerostructures to mark the milestone 5,000^th
"It is fitting that the 5,000^th V2500 delivered from Hamburg, Germany, as our
facilities there and in Toulouse, France are the co-located delivery centers
for each V2500 propulsion system to the Airbus final aircraft assembly lines,"
said Aerostructures President Marc Duvall. "After the final painting, rigging,
buildup of engine systems, inspections and quality checks are performed at our
European facilities, the V2500 propulsion center is ready to be mounted on its
pylon under wing."
About 45 percent of the fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft currently in
service is equipped with V2500 engines.
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.
IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise
Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX), Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH,
Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines. To date, more than
5,700 V2500® engines have been delivered and more than 1,600 more engines are
on order with close to 200 customers around the world.
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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