PARIS AIR SHOW, Paris - UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced a collaborative effort with Northrop Grumman Corporation to launch a new era of coordinated technology development. UTC Aerospace Systems and Northrop Grumman will align their technology investments on key products and systems in order to develop and deliver advanced, affordable technologies to their joint customers.
"Northrup Grumman is forward-thinking on a new approach to working with key suppliers to find win-win arrangements that produce the best results for our two companies, and for our end-customers. We are excited to partner with Northrup Grumman, and to establish a new approach of working together to produce the most value for our customers," said Dave Gitlin, President, UTC Aerospace Systems. "This is the beginning of a shared vision built on customer needs, where we can create great value by aligning our efforts. This is all about accelerating innovation."
"Over the last five years, UTC Aerospace Systems has amassed a portfolio of over 4,000 aircraft components and terabytes of related performance data," said Geoff Hunt, Vice President Technology and Engineering, UTC Aerospace Systems. "Along the way, we have built a deep understanding of system of systems (SoS) level design. We see how systems interact throughout the aircraft, and we can leverage technologies across our portfolio to help customers achieve their goals."
"We look forward to gaining a deeper understanding of what UTC Aerospace Systems has to offer in terms of emerging technology and fundamental capability. Our goal is to discover where we can leverage each other's strengths, and together fine-tune our focus and investments," said Greg Manuel, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Northrop Grumman.
About UTC Aerospace Systems
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. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utcaerospacesystems.com or follow us on Twitter: @utcaerosystems
About United Technologies Corporation
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. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC