Hamilton Sundstrand to provide maintenance for airline

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: maintenance and reliability

Singapore Airlines has selected Hamilton Sundstrand's Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange (C.A.R.E.) program to provide asset management and maintenance support for its fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.

The 10-year exclusive agreement for air management and emergency power components is Hamilton Sundstrand's first C.A.R.E program for the Airbus A380.

Singapore Airlines is the launch customer for the A380 and will take delivery of up to 19 of the super jumbo planes beginning in October of this year.

Hamilton Sundstrand's C.A.R.E. program offers total repair and inventory support services for engine accessories and airframe components. The business currently manages equipment installed on more than 600 aircraft and 1,000 engines. The program, in existence since 1998, provides an integrated maintenance management solution for more than 35 customers worldwide and encompasses Hamilton Sundstrand and other supplier equipment. Hamilton Sundstrand has similar long-term aftermarket agreements with 22 of the world's 25 largest airlines

"Hamilton Sundstrand's C.A.R.E. program has a proven track record of providing great value to our airline customers," said Mike Dumais, vice president and general manager of Hamilton Sundstrand's Customer Service business. "We are delighted to expand the C.A.R.E program to Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 fleet."

Singapore Airlines' passenger route network covers 65 destinations in 35 countries. The average age of the fleet is 6 years and 5 months.

Hamilton Sundstrand has won a number of original equipment systems on the A380 including the air generation system, cabin pressure control system, actuation systems, and emergency and auxiliary power systems. Hamilton Sundstrand also provides the engine control system, including the full authority digital engine control, fuel pump and metering unit for the Rolls- Royce Trent 900 engine; and the fuel pump and gearbox System for the Engine Alliance GP7000 engine.

With 2006 revenues of $5 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 18,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies, of Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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