Jun 21, 2017: UTC Aerospace Systems and Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the collaboration to launch a new era of coordinated technology growth at the 2017 Paris Air Show. UTC Aerospace Systems and Northrop Grumman will support their technology investments on vital products and systems in order to enhance and deliver superior, affordable technologies to their joint customers.
"Northrop Grumman is forward-thinking on a new approach to working with key suppliers to find win-win arrangements that produce the best results for our two companies, and for our end-customers. We are excited to partner with Northrop Grumman, and to establish a new approach of working together to produce the most value for our customers," said Dave Gitlin, president, UTC Aerospace Systems. "This is the beginning of a shared vision built on customer needs, where we can create great value by aligning our efforts. This is all about accelerating innovation."
"Over the last five years, UTC Aerospace Systems has amassed a portfolio of over 4,000 aircraft components and terabytes of related performance data," said Geoff Hunt, vice president technology and engineering, UTC Aerospace Systems. "Along the way, we have built a deep understanding of system of systems (SoS) level design. We see how systems interact throughout the aircraft, and we can leverage technologies across our portfolio to help customers achieve their goals."
"We look forward to gaining a deeper understanding of what UTC Aerospace Systems has to offer in terms of emerging technology and fundamental capability. Our goal is to discover where we can leverage each other's strengths, and together fine-tune our focus and investments," said Greg Manuel, vice president, global supply chain, Northrop Grumman.