CHARLOTTE, N.C., 11 March 2016. Boeing officials have selected UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) in Charlotte, N.C., to supply flight-critical components and ground-maneuvering systems for the new Boeing 777X large, twin-engine commercial passenger jet.
UTC Aerospace Systems will provide the ground maneuvering camera system (GMCS) and proximity sensor data concentrators (PSDC) 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 (IFE) 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.
UTC Aerospace Systems will 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.
"Our team is honored to add three new systems to our already significant content on this exciting new platform," says Boeing Programs Vice President John Esposito. "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."
Boeing officials previously 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 includeL fire/overheat protection, power door opening system, cargo loading system, cabin attendant seating, air data systems, ice detection, wheels and brakes, and a suite of sensors for various 777X functions.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures, and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base, with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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