Singapore Airlines Cargo picks UTC Aerospace Systems for freighter common turntables

UTC Aerospace Systems has been chosen by Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd. to deliver freighter common turntables for their Boeing 747-400 freighters, installed with Legacy Goodrich Power Drive Units, the company said.

The Freighter Common Turntable (FCT) utilizes new technologies to enhance cargo loading and unloading while increasing commercial revenue flight time. This is achieved through the FCT´s ability to steer, brake, stop and drive cargo, all in one package.

The Freighter Common Turntable benefits original equipment manufacturers and passenger-to-freighter conversion providers by offering weight reductions as well as cost savings for maintenance and inventory. A primary feature of the retrofit kit is the ability to change the FCT´s tire on-aircraft in less than 15 minutes.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base, with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. It is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.