UTC Aerospace Systems to offer continued landing gear system support for US Air Force

9 February 2016 (Last Updated February 9th, 2016 18:30)

Boeing has selected UTC Aerospace Systems to provide continued landing gear in support of the US Air Force fleet of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, as well as new production support of the AH-64E Apache helicopter.

Boeing has selected UTC Aerospace Systems to provide continued landing gear in support of the US Air Force fleet of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, as well as new production support of the AH-64E Apache helicopter.

The C-17 spares programme includes two years of demand, while support for the AH-64E includes all awarded contracts through 2018.

UTC Aerospace Systems is focused on designing, manufacturing and servicing integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries.

"We look forward to the continued relationship with Boeing on these two military platforms."

UTC Aerospace Systems Landing Systems president Jim Wharton said: "We are pleased to have been selected by Boeing to support worldwide C-17 Globemaster III sustainment requirements, and to have been selected as the future supplier of all AH-64 Apache landing gear requirements.

"We look forward to the continued relationship with Boeing on these two military platforms."

The C-17 Globemaster III is widely regarded as the world's airlifter of choice, due to the strategic range it offers.

Nicknamed as Guardian, the Boeing AH-64E is a heavily armed helicopter featuring powerful, fuel-efficient T700-GE-701D engines, enhanced rotor blade technology and electronics, as well as improved aircraft handling, performance and agility at higher altitudes.

Earlier this month, UTC Aerospace Systems and Boeing celebrated the first flight of the 737 MAX 8 from Renton Field near Boeing's 737 Final Assembly plant in Renton.