Hamilton Sundstrand Honored as a Boeing Supplier of the Year

April 14, 2010

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), has been recognized as Supplier of the Year in the Pathfinder category by The Boeing Company. Hamilton Sundstrand was one of 14 companies honored on April 13 for exceptional commitment to excellence in working with Boeing.

“Every supplier – small and large – is critical to our success and it’s important to recognize these 14 suppliers for demonstrating industry-leading standards of quality, efficiency and performance,” said Ray Conner, Boeing enterprise leader of Supplier Management and vice president and general manager of Supplier Chain Management and Operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The award was given in the Pathfinder category in recognition of Hamilton Sundstrand’s commitment to the 787 Dreamliner program. The Pathfinder category recognizes suppliers that show outstanding effort, meet or exceed Boeing expectations, and bring new capability providing Boeing a competitive advantage. Hamilton Sundstrand was chosen from a pool of more than 12,000 active Boeing suppliers in nearly 100 countries around the world.

“Hamilton Sundstrand is proud to be chosen as a Boeing Supplier of the Year,” said Hamilton Sundstrand President Alain Bellemare. “This recognition validates our performance as a 787 supplier and partner, helping Boeing bring this revolutionary new airplane to the market. This is a major accomplishment for our team and a much-appreciated recognition from our valued customer, The Boeing Company.”

Hamilton Sundstrand is the largest 787 systems supplier with nine major systems, including the electric environmental control system, electrical power generating and start system, primary power distribution system, remote power distribution system, ram air turbine emergency power system, auxiliary power system, nitrogen generation system, fire detection and suppression system, and electric motor pump. Hamilton Sundstrand also supplies the gearbox system for the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine.

The 787 program is expected to generate more than $15 billion in revenue for Hamilton Sundstrand over the program’s life.

With 2009 revenues of $5.6 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 that provides high-technology products and services to the aerospace and building industries.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning potential production and sale of Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace products and services. Important uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include the severity and duration of global recessionary conditions, including extended contraction in credit conditions; the impact of volatility and weakness in financial markets on overall levels of economic activity; declines in end market demand in the aerospace industry; financial difficulties, including bankruptcy, of commercial airlines; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corporation’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


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