(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.
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."
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