CHARLOTTE, N.C., 15 July 2013. Air France officials have selected UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) in Hartford, Conn., to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for various actuation, air management, and electrical systems on Embraer E-Jet fleets. It is UTC Aerospace Systems' first contract for E-Jet repairs with Air France.
The three-year agreement covers MRO services for the electric power generating system, electric power equipment, air management system, and flight systems on the airline's ERJ-170, ERJ-175, and ERJ-190 aircraft. The work will be performed by subsidiaries of UTC Aerospace Systems in Dijon, France, and Maastricht, The Netherlands.
As part of the agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems will eventually maintain more than 70 E-Jet aircraft for Spairliners, a joint venture between Air France and Lufthansa Technik.
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