UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has unveiled its new DuraThermÂ® propeller de-icer, the company said.
Using technology originally developed by UTC Aerospace Systems to meet the US military´s needs for propeller de-icing in harsh environments, DuraThermÂ® is designed to enhance aircraft operational efficiency.
The system´s patented commercial heater technology provides uniform heat distribution to help shed ice quickly and efficiently, while its resistance to foreign object damage (FOD) helps aircraft maintain continued operation. DuraThermÂ® is fully interchangeable with current propeller de-icers and FAA certified.
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.