UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business has signed an agreement with JetBlue Airways to provide nacelle maintenance for the airline's fleet of 130 Airbus A320 aircraft powered by V2500-A5 engines, as well as its 60 Embraer E190 aircraft powered by CF34-10 engines. Under the five-year agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems will be the exclusive provider of maintenance for the thrust reversers and common nozzle assemblies for JetBlue's A320 fleet, as well as the inlets, fan cowls, thrust reversers and common nozzle assemblies for the E190 aircraft. The maintenance work will be performed at the Aerostructures' Alabama Service Center in Foley, Ala. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"For 30 years, the Alabama Service Center has been recognized by airlines in the Americas for providing optimal value through its quality workmanship and rapid turnaround times," said Aerostructures President Marc Duvall. "This is the first long-term agreement we have signed with JetBlue and follows years of our customer support of the airline. We look forward to providing our unmatched customer service to a major portion of the JetBlue fleet under this new agreement."
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
Source: UTC Aerospace Systems
Date: Apr 8, 2014