Posted on: 12 November 2014 by Mark Howells
UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) has signed a Letter of Intent with the AVIC Xi’An Aircraft company to provide the latter’s new MA700 regional turboprop aircraft with air management systems, including air conditioning pneumatic and cabin pressure control systems.
UTC Aerospace Systems' air cabin pressurisation and control system minimises the risk of depressurisation during flight, whilst the air conditioning pneumatic systems govern cabin temperature management, fresh air flow, heating and cooling and cargo temperature control.
AVIC Xi’An Aircraft’s growing fleet of MA60 and MA600 regional turboprops are already supplied with de-icing systems, lighting, propellers and environment control systems from UTAS. In July, AVIC Xian Aircraft selected Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW150C turboprop engine to power the MA700.
“Based on the proven success of our collaboration on air management systems for MA60/600 programmes, we now extend our collaboration to deploy UTC Aerospace Systems' air management and cabin pressure control systems to our new MA700 programme,” commented Wang Chengkuan, general manager of the MA700 programme and VP of AVIC Xi'an Aircraft. “We believe that this collaboration will create a bright future for the MA700 series aircraft.”
“We are very pleased to be selected as a supplier on the MA700, continuing our relationship with AVIC Xi'an Aircraft and expanding our presence in China's aviation industry,” remarked Tom Pelland, VP of air management systems at UTC Aerospace Systems.