Hamilton Sundstrand Signs Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange Agreement With Air Canada

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has signed a 10-year Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange (C.A.R.E.) agreement with Air Canada to provide component and repair services for its fleet of 18 Boeing 777 aircraft. This agreement expands Hamilton Sundstrand's C.A.R.E. presence on Boeing's 777 platform.

C.A.R.E. is a Hamilton Sundstrand aftermarket program offering long-term repair and asset management services. The program provides a flexible offering of component and repair services to meet marketplace demands as customers insist on more full service programs.

"We are excited to partner with Air Canada in support of its repair and inventory requirements," said Matthew Bromberg, Hamilton Sundstrand Customer Service vice president and general manager. "Hamilton Sundstrand's industry-leading quality and reliability will provide Air Canada with a safe and cost-effective maintenance solution."

Hamilton Sundstrand has similar long-term aftermarket agreements in place with 13 of the world's 20 largest airlines.

Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents, including 58 communities across Canada and 57 destinations in the United States. Canada's flag carrier is the 13th largest commercial airline in the world and serves 33 million customers annually operating a modern fuel-efficient fleet with an average age of just nine years.

With 2008 revenues of $6.2 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.

SOURCE Hamilton Sundstrand