OCEANAIR LINHAS AEREAS S.A. selects Hamilton Sundstrand as its maintenance provider for the APS3200 Auxiliary Power Unit
LONDON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW — Oceanair has selected Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, under a long-term agreement, to be the maintenance provider for the APS3200 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for its existing fleet of 20 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Oceanair plans to grow the fleet to over 30 aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The APS3200 APU is currently on board more than 1,700 Airbus A320 aircraft around the world and has accumulated more than 31 million hours since entering service on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.
“The APS3200 has been a popular choice with airlines since its introduction into service in 1994,” said Eileen Drake, vice president and general manager, Hamilton Sundstrand Auxiliary Power Systems. Hamilton Sundstrand has a long-standing relationship with Avianca, and we are extremely pleased to add Oceanair to our list of highly valued customers.”
Oceanair is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Launched in January 1998, Oceanair flies to 24 destinations in Brazil.
Hamilton Sundstrand Auxiliary Power Systems, based in San Diego, Calif., currently has more than 13,000 APUs in commercial and military service.
With 2011 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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SOURCE Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation