UTC Aerospace Systems Awarded Contract for Seating and IFE/CMS System for BBJ3 Completion Project

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems has been awarded a contract for VIP seating, in-flight entertainment (IFE) and cabin management systems (CMS) by Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland for a Boeing Business Jet 3 (BBJ) aircraft completion project which is coming straight from the factory. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (UTX).

The aircraft will include UTC Aerospace Systems' Platinum HD full 1080p IFE video system, digital audio system and Ethernet control network.  The system configuration includes many touch screens and Apple's iPad® devices as remote controls utilizing a custom application developed by UTC Aerospace Systems.  Additionally, entertainment will be provided with HD sources such as Blu-ray players and numerous sizes of high definition LCD monitors.  The multi-cabin interior will also include 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound and a unique phased array speaker system.

Mike Keefe, general manager of UTC Aerospace Systems' Interiors cabin and lighting business said, "We have long valued our close relationship with Jet Aviation and are very excited to be a part of this project."

UTC Aerospace Systems will also provide the latest business jet seating, highly engineered for comfort and reliability that includes some of our latest technology products, with a new dynamic 16G Sloucher divan and our newly improved 16G seats.  We also are providing our most recently updated design of our crew rest bunk bed divan.

UTC 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.

About Jet Aviation Basel:

Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,600 professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, fiberglass and paint shops. The organization is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 series and has already completed numerous Airbus 319ACJ, A320, A330, A340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747-400 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream. The location also holds a jet aircraft repair station rating by the FAA #QV1Y440K, and the EASA #CH.145.0232 in addition to approval certificates from close to 20 other national aviation authorities.

About Jet Aviation:

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 20 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.

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