A New Aerospace Force
Following the acquisition of Goodrich by United Technologies in July, the company was merged with Hamilton Sundstrand to form a new entity: UTC Aerospace Systems (Stand 445). The combined company stands as one of the world’s largest suppliers of aerospace and defense products, providing systems, components and services for a wide range of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft in both military and commercial worlds.
With a vast portfolio to choose from, the new company is showcasing some capabilities from its Interiors business, which was formerly part of the Goodrich stable. Before the merger this division had acquired DeCrane Aerospace and also the Winslow LifeRaft Company.
On show here at MEBA 2012 from the former DeCrane business are a luxury seat and a high-spec veneer galley unit. From Winslow is a four-person liferaft for corporate jets, a market in which UTC Aerospace Systems claims a 94-percent share. –D.D.