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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

UTC, AVIC Open Joint Venture in Xi'an

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Aviation Today April 22, 2014] UTC Aerospace Systems and AVIC Electromechanical Co. (AVIC EM) announced the opening of their joint venture facility, Xi'an AVIC Hamilton Sundstrand Aviation Electric Co., Ltd. (AUAE) located within the Xi'an Hi-tech Industries Development Zone.

According to UTC, the joint venture was formed to develop electric power systems for the C919, which is currently under development by Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (COMAC). 
"We expect to ship the first C919 components in the third quarter of this year and look forward to supporting the first flight of C919, the largest commercial airliner to be designed and built in China," said Yang Hongqi, president of Shaanxi Aero Electric Co., and chairman of the joint venture.


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