UTC Aerospace Systems, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced that it has recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from both the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for a set of new, advanced technology LED wing navigation lights for the Airbus A320 aircraft family, the company said.
Through a combination of innovative features, the lights are designed to offer customers a convenient retrofit option that provides enhanced longevity and reliability to reduce maintenance and operating costs.
Currently in service with major European and North American airlines, the new lights are mechanically and electronically interchangeable with current units installed on A320 conventional wing tips.
Based in Lippstadt, Germany, Goodrich Lighting Systems GmbH designs and manufacturers tip-to-tail interior and exterior lighting products for commercial aircraft, regional and business jets, military aircraft and rotorcraft. With decades of experience in developing and producing aircraft lighting, the business combines the latest technology with sophisticated designs and elaborate optical concepts to help its customers reduce maintenance and operating costs.
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.