CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business has been selected by Ocean Air Linhas Aereas Avianca Brazil to provide complete nacelle maintenance for the airline's fleet of 12 A320 family aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines. The flight hour agreement specifies that Aerostructures will provide initial provisioning of spare parts, dedicated nacelle components to enhance Avianca Brazil's operational reliability, as well as providing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) coverage, including parts and labor. The MRO work will be performed at the UTC Aerospace Systems' MRO facility located in Atibaia, Brazil (Goodrich do Brasil). UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
"This is our first nacelle flight hour agreement within Brazil and demonstrates the importance of this growing market," said Marc Duvall, president of Aerostructures. "Being selected by Avianca also underscores our capability in serving South American customers' MRO needs through our maintenance facility, which relocated from Sao Carlos to Atibaia last year."
A nacelle is the structure that surrounds the engine on an aircraft that improves fuel savings, reduces noise and assists in stopping the aircraft upon landing.
Avianca's vision is to be the best airline in Brazil in quality, services, profitability and work environment. More information is available at http://www.avianca.com.brUTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. www.utcaerospacesystems.com SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems