UTC Aerospace Systems said it has welcomed Airbus to its landing gear production facility in Oakville, Ontario, to celebrate two program milestones.
As the supplier of the body and wing landing gear for the Airbus A380, the event commemorated the pending delivery of the 200th shipset of gear. It was also an opportunity to recognize the upcoming delivery of the first shipset of main landing gear for the A350-1000 program.
UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Senior representatives from Airbus were on hand to acknowledge the relationship with UTC Aerospace Systems, which has led to the successful achievement of these milestones, and to thank the employees for their contributions to these key programs.
In support of the event, Airbus provided an overview of its business activities, participated in a Q&A session and presented employees with special mementos marking the occasion.
As a leading provider of landing gear systems for commercial aircraft, UTC Aerospace Systems has been supplying the body and wing landing gear for the A380 since the outset of the program. At 19 feet tall, the body landing gear is the largest gear aboard a commercial aircraft and with two body gears and two wing landing gears supplied per aircraft, a shipset comprises 20 wheels.
The company is now leveraging its expertise to design and manufacture the main landing gear for the A350-1000, the latest version of the Airbus A350 XWB family of wide-body jetliners.
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.
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.