Hamilton Sundstrand Signs Long-Term Spare Parts and Repair Agreement with ACTS

FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has signed a long-term agreement to provide ACT-Aero Technical Support and Services Inc. (ACTS) with exclusive spare parts support and repair services, including shop support, on select airframe and engine accessories.

Under the six-year agreement, Hamilton Sundstrand will supply aircraft parts to support ACTS operations for all aircraft types, with an option to extend the deal an additional two years. ACTS is a primary maintenance provider for an expanding list of customer airlines.

"We are extremely proud of our association with ACTS," said Mike Dumais, Hamilton Sundstrand Customer Service vice president and general manager. "They are great customers and we're delighted to offer them solutions that support their capability, increase their product offerings to their customers and reduce their overall costs."

ACTS is one of the leading independent full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service providers to the airline industry. Originally formed as the in-house maintenance division of Air Canada, ACTS has since become a leading provider of MRO services to third-party customers worldwide. ACTS has developed an industry-wide reputation for exceptional quality with one of the broadest portfolios in the industry encompassing comprehensive airframe, engine and component maintenance, as well as a wide range of value-added maintenance services including supply chain management, engineering services, fleet management and technical training. ACTS services customers from around the world and operates major maintenance centers in Canada and El Salvador with a workforce of approximately 5,000 employees. ACTS is headquartered in Montreal. For further information, please go to www.acts.com.

With 2007 revenues of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide and 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