September 4, 2008
Tiger Airways Selects the Hamilton Sundstrand APS 3200 Auxiliary Power Unit
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. , has signed a long-term agreement with Tiger Airways to install its APS 3200 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) on Tiger's new fleet of up to 60 Airbus A320 aircraft. Tiger Airways currently operates a fleet of 12 APS 3200-equipped A320s from its Singapore and Melbourne bases.
"We are very pleased to continue our successful partnership with Tiger Airways," said Dave Gitlin, vice president and general manager, Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems. "Tiger is a very important customer in the Asia-Pacific region, and we are tremendously pleased to continue to support the airline with the APS 3200, which has proven its industry-leading A320 operational experience, low life-cycle costs, emissions and fuel consumption."
Dave Barker, Tiger Airways' head of group engineering and fleet planning said, "Tiger Airways, as a true low fare airline, depends on the reliability and cost savings of the APS 3200 to ensure that we can continue our low fares and industry leading on time performance and completion rate. The relationship between Hamilton Sundstrand and Tiger Airways is a winning formula. I personally can't wait to grow the Tiger fleet to over 70 aircraft across the Asia Pacific region hand in hand with Hamilton Sundstrand."
The APS 3200 APU has accumulated more than 15 million hours and 17 million cycles since entering service on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand has delivered more than 1,500 APS 3200 APUs to more than 70 airlines for their fleets of Airbus A320 aircraft.
The APS 3200 APU is designed and produced at the Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems facility in San Diego.
Tiger Airways has been taking the true low fare airline business model to the skies of the Asia Pacific region from bases in Singapore since 2004 and Melbourne since 2007. The airline has grown from two aircraft to 12, and has the most geographically diverse network of any low cost airline in the Asia Pacific region, flying to more than 27 destinations across nine countries. In line with the low fare model, Tiger Airways operates a single fleet of brand new Airbus A320 family aircraft.
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, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.
Contact: Leo Makowski
CONTACT: Leo Makowski of Hamilton Sundstrand, +1-860-654-9240
Web site: http://www.hamiltonsundstrand.com/