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Hamilton Sundstrand, KLM sign to expand maintenance program

Hamilton Sundstrand : 23 October, 2006  (New Product)
Oct. 23, 2006 Windsor Locks, CT -
Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced today an agreement with KLM Engineering & Maintenance (KLM E&M) to expand its 'On-Site Support' program.

Hamilton Sundstrand began the program with KLM E&M in 2000. The new agreement extends the contract through 2015 and includes point-of-use consigned Hamilton Sundstrand inventory to support additional aircraft applications. Hamilton Sundstrand inventory, primarily electric power generation equipment, will be located adjacent to KLM E&M's component maintenance shop.

Hamilton Sundstrand will also have an expanded role in supply chain management at KLM E&M. This performance-based material management program is designed to lower total costs through simplified supply chain and improved product performance.

'This type of agreement provides significant benefits for the airline, including cost reduction, price protection and budget stability,' said Brendan Curran, Hamilton Sundstrand vice president for aftermarket sales. 'It also provides OEM knowledge, expertise and improved operational performance for customers.'

Hamilton Sundstrand's aftermarket business provides a comprehensive set of services to meet the needs of commercial and military customers worldwide.

Maarten Oort, vice president Component Services KLM E&M said, 'This agreement enables us to manifest ourselves as a center of excellence. Additionally, as a service provider, we guarantee the optimal availability of components for our airline customers.'

Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 16,700 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn., U.S.A. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It is also a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company that provides high-technology products and services to the aerospace and building industries.

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