UTC Aerospace Systems introduces patented Pitot technology

Cutting-edge air data sensor technology in icing conditions is helping aircraft original equipment manufacturing customers like Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, choose UTC Aerospace Systems for their critical sensing needs, the company said.

Widely recognized within the industry for its air data sensors, UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced at the National Business Aviation Association´s annual exhibition that it has been selected by Textron Aviation to provide air data Pitot probes and support services for the new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude program. The company also provides angle of attack sensors, ice detectors and total air temperature sensors for the Longitude.

Recent updates to FAA 14 CFR Part 25, 14 CFR Part 33 and EASA CS-25 requirements call for air data sensors to meet more stringent performance requirements in icing conditions with a particular focus on ice crystal conditions (Appendix D/P). UTC Aerospace Systems´ Pitot probes for the Longitude incorporate new patented technology to meet these requirements while maintaining their reputation for accuracy and reliability.

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.