Business

March 9, 2016
 

UTC Aerospace Systems to supply three additional systems for Boeing’s 777X

Boeing has selected UTC Aerospace Systems for three additional systems on the new Boeing 777X large, twin-engine jet.

These are in addition to numerous systems on the aircraft awarded to UTC Aerospace Systems in 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

UTC Aerospace Systems will now also provide the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator that moves the horizontal stabilizer to trim and stabilize the aircraft in the pitch axis during flight. This flight-critical component, part of the 777X flight control system, is being developed by UTC Aerospace Systems’ Ratier-Figeac subsidiary and is an advanced design from field-proven technology.

Additionally, UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected to provide the ground maneuvering camera system and proximity sensor data concentrators for the 777X. The GMCS enhances situational awareness by providing pilots video and camera views of the nose gear, main gear and wingtip areas to aid in taxiway maneuvering. The system also offers a unique passenger experience by providing a wingtip to wingtip view from the aircraft’s vertical stabilizer through in-flight entertainment video. The system includes high definition digital video cameras as well as a taxi camera interface unit. Designed to reduce the risk of parts obsolescence, the system can be configured for specific customer requirements.

The PSDC system senses and monitors the position of multiple surfaces throughout the aircraft, including interior, exterior and thrust reverser doors as well as tail position. The system’s software is housed in a central computing function, allowing a distributed architecture approach to reduce weight and enhance reliability and usability.

“Our team is honored to add three new systems to our already significant content on this exciting new platform,” said John Esposito, vice president, Boeing Programs. “As a leader in developing innovative technologies for the world’s most advanced airplanes, we’re confident these systems will provide the best value for Boeing and its customers.” 
  
Previously Boeing chose UTC Aerospace Systems to supply the electric power generating system, cabin air conditioning and temperature control system, airfoil and cowl ice protection system, and the complete ventilation system suite of fans. Other UTC Aerospace Systems equipment for the 777X include fire/overheat protection, power door opening system, cargo loading system, cabin attendant seating, air data systems, ice detection, wheels & brakes and a suite of sensors for various 777X functions.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines – November 14, 2018

News Why victory isn’t goal in Afghanistan – When Lt. Gen. David Petraeus returned from an inspection tour of Afghanistan in 2005 to brief then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, he began with a simple image.     Business One company wants to help herd U.S. Army robots – A firm out of Boston is...
 
 

News Briefs – November 14, 2018

Navy warplane down in 2nd crash from U.S. carrier in month A U.S. Navy warplane belonging to the aircraft career USS Ronald Reagan has crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines, but its two aviators were safely rescued. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement that the F/A-18 Hornet had a mechanical problem...
 
 

Pilot dead, one hurt in crash at Texas AF base

One pilot is dead, and one was transferred to Val Verde Regional Medical Center when an Air Force T-38C Talon assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed at approximately 7:40 p.m., Nov. 13 on base. Laughlin emergency responders are on scene. The names of the pilots are being withheld for next of kin notification....