Farnborough Air Show

Diverse Hamilton Sundstrand sitting pretty as orders pile up

 - July 16, 2008, 7:34 AM

Equipment and systems supplier Hamilton Sundstrand has announced pre-show product-support agreements worth almost $350 million. It also won contracts to supply power controllers for the Airbus A350 and control systems for Pratt & Whitney’s PW810C and PW1000G engines. The company’s NP2000 propeller is flying test missions on a C-130, while its propeller for the Airbus A400M spins on another C-130 test bed.

The new product-support business covers spare parts, repairs, maintenance service programs, on-site support and comprehensive asset repair and exchange contracts. Hamilton Sundstrand has a seven-year agreement with UAE-owned SR Technics to repair power-generating system components on aircraft flown by the independent MRO company’s almost 500 airline customers.

In Sweden, Volvo Aero Services (VAS) expects to obtain and distribute 50 Hamilton Sundstrand “end” items to support Boeing 737, 747, 757 and 767 aircraft. VAS already serves as the exclusive distributor of surplus spare parts for Boeing.
In North America, former Air Canada maintenance division ACT-Aero Technical Support and Services has signed a six-year agreement for Hamilton Sundstrand to provide exclusive spares and repair services (including shop support) on selected airframe and engine accessories for all aircraft types, with an option to extend the deal to eight years.

Two newly announced Hamilton Sundstrand agreements cover work for U.S. armed services’ rotorcraft. The company will supply the U.S. Army Communications & Electronics Command with advanced flight control computers to upgrade Sikorsky UH-60A/L helicopters. Product engineering and program management under a five-year, up to $45 million agreement, will be performed in Connecticut, with component sub- and final-assembly work to be completed in Arizona.

Hamilton Sundstrand also will supply utility management systems to fellow United Technologies subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft for U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters, making it the third-largest CH-53K content supplier. The UMS includes two Hamilton Sundstrand digital electronic computers to manage air-vehicle inputs for CH-53K subsystems.