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SkyWest selects UTC Aerospace Systems for E-Jet maintenance, repair and overhaul services

Companies mentioned in this article: UTC Aerospace Systems

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- UTC Aerospace Systems has entered into a long-term agreement with SkyWest, Inc. to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for their fleet of more than 100 ERJ175 aircraft. The 14-year agreement covers actuation systems, electric systems, air management systems, fire protection, sensors and evacuation. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"UTC Aerospace Systems offers a wide breadth of leading products and systems, along with a network of MRO centers across the country - and the world - providing a high level of responsiveness and support for these products at all times," said Raffaele Virgili, vice president of Customer Service for UTC Aerospace Systems. "We are pleased that SkyWest sees the value in our comprehensive support programs, and we look forward to continuing to work closely together."

The MRO work will be performed at various UTC Aerospace Systems facilities across the United States.

SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two North American regional airlines, SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, and an aircraft leasing company. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with approximately 4,000 daily flights and a fleet of 748 aircraft. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. SkyWest is headquartered in St. George, Utah, and employs nearly 20,000 aviation professionals.

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, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems