CHARLOTTE, N.C., 22 April 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), is showcasing its Mexican operations and capabilities at the first Aerospace Fair Mexico (Feria Aeroespacial Mexico 2015, FAMEX), which opens at the military base in Santa Lucia, Mexico, today.
UTC Aerospace Systems is displaying a variety of the aerospace products that it produces, with a thrust reverser from a Boeing 787 Dreamliner nacelle system taking center stage. Nacelle systems are the complex aerodynamic structures that surround and protect an airplane's engine, enhancing fuel efficiency by reducing drag and also enabling reduced engine noise.
Thrust reversers for both the Rolls-Royce and General Electric engine variants of the Dreamliner are assembled at the UTC Aerospace Systems – Aerostructures facility in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Thrust reversers, part of an airplane's nacelle system, provide stopping power for an airplane upon landing. On the 787, each thrust reverser provides the same stopping power as two locomotive engines. Also on display are components produced at the company's Engine & Environmental Control Systems facility in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.
FAMEX is marking the 100-year anniversary of the Mexican Air Force with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto officiating the opening of FAMEX.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures, and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high-technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.