2013 Annual Report Financial and Corporate Responsibility Performance
UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace
Systems, is one of the world's largest suppliers of advanced aerospace products.
Embraer selected UTC to provide a fully integrated propulsion system — engines, nacelles and controls — for its new second-generation E-Jets, scheduled to enter service in 2018. UTC Aerospace Systems was selected as the sole provider of electrical systems, and wheels and carbon brakes. Pratt & Whitney AeroPower will supply the auxiliary power unit. Photo credit: courtesy Embraer S.A.
  • Employees 41,738
  • Net Sales $13.3 billion
  • Operating Profit $2.0 billion

Aircraft Systems segment, comprising actuation, aerostructures, air management, interiors, landing gear, propellers, and aircraft wheels and brakes; Power Controls & Sensing Systems segment, comprising electric systems, engine components, engine and control systems, fire protection, ISR systems, sensors and integrated systems, and space systems.

UTC Aerospace Systems produces the systems and components that virtually all of today's aircraft rely on for safe, smooth, efficient operation. The 2012 Goodrich acquisition is exceeding expectations, creating synergies across UTC's aerospace businesses.

UTC Aerospace Systems products played a key role in the successful first flights of three new aircraft during the year.

Bombardier's new CSeries aircraft, which completed its maiden flight in September, is equipped with nacelles, thrust reversers, actuation systems, electric power systems, electronic engine controls, fuel pump controls and other components from UTC Aerospace Systems. The plane is powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines.

The Airbus A350-900, the cornerstone of the Airbus A350 XWB family of extra-wide-body jets, completed its first flight over the summer. The planes are equipped with more than 20 systems from UTC Aerospace Systems, including the company's largest nacelle ever, as well as thrust reversers, wheels and carbon brakes, electric power systems, and air-data sensors.

In September, the Boeing 787-9 aircraft took flight for the first time equipped with many of the same UTC Aerospace Systems components already flying on the 787-8.

UTC Aerospace Systems is also supplying the nacelles, thrust reversers, electric power generation systems, wheels and carbon brakes, and other components for the updated Airbus A320neo, expected to enter service in late 2015.

UTC Aerospace Systems now has the largest and most comprehensive aftermarket network in the industry. The company provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the world's 20 top airlines at more than 60 MRO facilities worldwide. In 2013, the company secured maintenance agreements with Avianca Brazil, Air France and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd.

UTC Aerospace Systems is a leader in ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) technology, increasingly relied on by military and law enforcement agencies to gather critical data from manned and unmanned aircraft. In 2013, the company launched two new camera systems, the TASE400DXR (Daylight Extended Range) and the TASE400LRS (Long Range Spotter), that enhance the TASE 300 and 400 systems by providing high-definition images and HD downlink capabilities.