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Hamilton Sundstrand chosen for C919 electric system

Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (COMAC) has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to provide the electric power generation and distribution systems for its new C919 aircraft family in a deal expected to be worth more than $1 billion in revenue over the life of the programme.

"Hamilton Sundstrand is honoured to partner with COMAC to provide the electric system on the new C919," said Hamilton Sundstrand president Alain Bellemare. "With this agreement, Hamilton Sundstrand continues to play a large role in the Chinese aviation industry’s rapid growth."

"We are very pleased to work with Hamilton Sundstrand," said COMAC chairman Zhang Qingwei. "Its proven aerospace technology will enable us to build a very competitive airplane for the global market."

With this contract, Hamilton Sundstrand adds to its presence in the Chinese aviation market, which began in 1985 with the development of the MA-60 aircraft. The company is also a key systems supplier on COMAC’s 90-seat ARJ21 regional jet, supplying the electric power system, including the APS2600 auxiliary power unit (APU); the ram air turbine; the high-lift actuation system, which includes flap and slat actuators, drive train, power drive units and controllers; fire protection systems; and the electrical power generation, primary distribution and emergency power system.

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