CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems today announced that the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has officially approved a product manufactured by UTC Aerospace Systems affiliate entity in Bengaluru, India. With this approval, the Bengaluru unit is among the first Indian entities to domestically produce and export an aviation product to aircraft manufacturers in the United States. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
The approved product is a four-person life raft. The compact, lightweight raft enables passengers and crew in the aircraft to evacuate in case of an emergency landing on water.
"UTC Aerospace Systems is among the first aerospace companies to manufacture aerospace products in India for direct shipment to the United States," said Daphne Falletti, president, UTC Aerospace Systems Interiors business. "The FAA approval is verification of our world-class quality standards, and strengthens our continued commitment to the progress of the aerospace and aviation sector in India."
"This announcement further supports industry in India by focusing attention on the benefits of manufacturing in-country, and highlighting the success of the "Make in India" initiative to a global audience," added Chris Rao, vice president, UTC Aerospace Systems (India).
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.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
About UTC Aerospace Systems, India
The India facility in Bengaluru was established in 1997 with 12 employees, to provide MRO support for aircraft evacuation systems to airlines in India and the Middle East. Today it is a 2400+ strong organization housed at two locations in Whitefield, Bengaluru, and is an integrated manufacturing, engineering and sourcing hub for UTC Aerospace Systems. Products being built in India include aircraft evacuation systems, aircraft interior and exterior lighting, cargo systems, pilot and cabin attendant seats, flight control motors, actuation systems and sensor systems. Additionally, the Engineering Center at the facility provides engineering support to all businesses of UTC Aerospace Systems.
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