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COMAC selects Kidde to provide C919 integrated fire and protection system

(Windsor Locks, Connecticut, May 13, 2010) -- Commercial Aviation Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) has selected Kidde Aerospace & Defense, a Hamilton Sundstrand business unit, to provide the integrated fire and overheat protection systems for its new C919 aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The system's major portions include engine and APU fire detectors; wheel well and bleed duct overheat monitoring sensors; cargo and lavatory smoke detectors; fixed fire extinguishers for the engines, and APU and cargo compartment; portable fire extinguishers for the cockpit and cabin; and a new electronic control assembly which integrates these independent fire protection component technologies into a single system.

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The program value is estimated to be worth more than $250 million in revenue over the program's life.

"The C919 program reaffirms the relationship and commitment between Kidde and COMAC, which began with the ARJ-21 program," said Brent Ehmke, Kidde Aerospace & Defense vice president and general manager. "We're pleased that as COMAC's commercial aviation continues to develop and grow, it will do so with Kidde's fire protection technologies protecting these assets."

Source : Hamilton Sundstrand, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)

Published on ASDNews: May 17, 2010


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