Hamilton Sundstrand Selected by Republic Airways as Exclusive Provider of APU Repair Services on Embraer 170/190 Fleet

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected by Republic Airways Holdings to perform all maintenance services for the Hamilton Sundstrand APS 2300 Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) installed in its fleet of 133 Embraer 170/190 series aircraft.

Hamilton Sundstrand will continue to repair Republic Airways' APS 2300 APUs in its San Diego, Calif., facility, along with the other Hamilton Sundstrand APUs fitted in Republic's fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft.

The APS 2300 APU is produced at the Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems facility in San Diego, Calif. To date, more than 600 APS 2300 APUs have been delivered to more than 50 airlines flying the Embraer 170/190 aircraft.

"We are very pleased to continue our close partnership with Republic Airways," said Danny Di Perna, Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems vice president and general manager. "Republic Airways Holdings' subsidiaries combine to be the largest operator of the Embraer 170/190 series aircraft and a key customer of Hamilton Sundstrand. We are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to support this airline's growth."

Hal Cooper, chief financial officer at Republic Airways, commented, "We are pleased to further expand our relationship with Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems, demonstrated by selecting them as the exclusive provider of maintenance services for our APS 2300 Auxiliary Power Units for the next 10 years."

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Ind., is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Mokulele Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively "the airlines." The airlines employ approximately 6,000 aviation professionals and offer scheduled passenger service on approximately 1,500 flights daily to 103 cities in 40 states, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica.

With this current selection, Hamilton Sundstrand will provide all APU maintenance services for Republic Airways' current fleet of 133 Embraer 170/190 series aircraft, all of which are equipped with the APS 2300 APU, and 81 Embraer 135/145 series aircraft, equipped with the Hamilton Sundstrand APS 500R APU.

Other Hamilton Sundstrand systems on the Embraer 170/190 aircraft include the Electric Power Generating System as well as the Air Management System.

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.

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