UAS–AVIC JV completes 1st set of C919 electric systems

Xi'an AVIC Hamilton Sundstrand Aviation Electric (AUAE) – a joint venture of UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) and AVIC Shaanxi Aero Electric Company (AVIC SAEC) – has announced that the first set of electric systems for COMAC's C919 has completed manufacturing and is ready for delivery.

"We're excited to share with the industry that the first hardware set of electric power system panels, for use in laboratory testing, has been produced for COMAC's C919," remarked Tim White, president, Electric Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems. "AUAE is delivering quality systems, and we are fully committed to supporting the success of the C919 programme."

AUAE is an AS9100C-certified facility that is also manufacturing and delivering power distribution components to UTC Aerospace Systems for other international commercial programmes.

"We are proud that we started production smoothly and look forward to shipping the first C919 components to support the first flight of the C919," added Yang Hongqi, president, AVIC SAEC and chairman of the joint venture.

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