July 15, 2014
$1bn aero engine and landing gear agreement signed between Firth Rixson and United Technologies
Firth Rixson has signed a 10-year agreement valued at more than $1bn with United Technologies Corporation to supply engine and system components for UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems’ businesses Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems. As UTC ramps up production of its commercial and military aircraft systems and engines, Firth Rixson will provide valuable parts for UTC’s legacy and next generation programs, including Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engine family, and UTC Aerospace Systems Boeing 787 and Airbus A320 programs. This reflects Firth Rixson’s advancements in next generation aircraft manufacturing. The new business will considerably benefit eleven of Firth Rixson’s twelve operating facilities worldwide, spanning North America , the UK, and China .