UTC Aerospace Systems inks 8-year nacelle MRO contract extension

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced an 8-year contract extension with Qantas Airlines to provide BR715 engine nacelle asset support and repair services for the airline´s fleet of 20 Boeing B717-200 aircraft, the company said.

The long-term agreement is through Prime Solutions®, which is customized to the airline´s specific support requirements.

Qantas Airways has been a Prime Solutions customer since 2000, and this new agreement represents an expansion of the existing support program as the airline has nearly doubled its fleet of B717-200 aircraft to meet increasing passenger demand. With easy access to spares and rotables, and fully customized support, the airline has been able to extend the operational life of its B717-200 fleet. Support will be provided on-site at the customer´s locations in Perth and Canberra, Australia, and the UTC Aerospace Systems Aerostructures Service Center in Singapore.

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world´s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries, supporting a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs.