Friday, December 24, 2010

Y-12F Tactical STOL prototype 001.

Y-12F Tactical STOL prototype 001 rolled off production line on December 19th, counting down to its maiden flight.

Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Selects Hamilton Sundstrand for Y12F Environmental Control System

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co. Ltd. (HAIG) has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to provide the Environmental Control System for the Harbin Y12F airplane. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Using the latest technology developed for regional jets, Hamilton Sundstrand's Environmental Control System will provide technical advancement for the Y12F airplane, which represents the next generation of high wing, middle-to-short haul airplanes with technology that enables improved economy and efficiency, and a significant reduction in airplane weight. The Y12F is a light multipurpose airplane that can accommodate 19 passengers or three large cargo containers.

"Hamilton Sundstrand is very excited by the opportunity to work with Harbin as partners on the Y12F," said Jim Patrick, Hamilton Sundstrand vice president of Air Management Systems. "Our success on the program is further evidence of our position as a leading aircraft systems integrator."

Founded in 1952, HAIG is a major Chinese airframe manufacturer with more than 16,000 employees. The company's facility, located in Harbin, Heilongjiang, produces helicopters, flying boats and light general purpose aircraft. Development of the Y12 began in 1980. Type I was used chiefly in exploration and Type II is a passenger plane with 12 seats.

"We selected the Hamilton Sundstrand Environmental Control System because of its quality, reliability and innovative design," said Qu Jingwen, president of Harbin Aircraft Group.

With 2007 revenues of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 18,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn., U.S.A. 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 Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.

Contact: Dan Coulom

Windsor Locks, Conn.

SOURCE Hamilton Sundstrand

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