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Boeing Selects UTC Aerospace for Additional Boeing 777X Technology

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | March 11, 2016
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[Avionics Today 03-11-2016] UTC Aerospace will provide three additional aircraft systems for the Boeing 777X in addition to a supplier contract awarded to the United Technologies subsidiary in 2015. 

Boeing 777-9X. Photo: Boeing.

Under the new selection, UTC will provide the Ground Maneuvering Camera System (GMCS) and Proximity Sensor Data Concentrators (PSDC) for the 777X. The GMCS enhances situational awareness by providing pilots with video and camera views of the nose gear, main gear and wingtip areas to aid in taxiway maneuvering. The system also offers a unique passenger experience by providing a wingtip-to-wingtip view from the aircraft's vertical stabilizer through and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) display system. 

UTC's PSDC system will provide sensing and monitoring functionality for the position of multiple surfaces throughout the aircraft including interior, exterior and thrust reverser doors as well as tail position. The system software is housed in a central computing function to allow a distributed architecture approach designed to provide weight reduction on the aircraft. 

Finally, UTC will also provide the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator to provide trim and stabilizer controls for the aircraft pitch axis during flight.

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