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Hamilton Sundstrand to supply fuel pumps for Joint Strike Fighter F136 engine

WINDSOR LOCKS, USA- North America, Connecticut, Oct 12, 2005

GE Transportation-Aircraft Engines has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply the fuel system pumps for the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team F136 engine to power Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. A unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), Hamilton Sundstrand said the contract could be worth more than $400 million over the life of the aircraft program.

Hamilton Sundstrand is responsible for the design, development and qualification of several fuel system components: a suite of three fuel pumps, associated control valves, and fuel filtration for the F136 engine. The pumps provide fuel flow for the gas turbine, engine afterburner and engine actuation. Initial production of the F136 fuel pump system is expected to begin in 2012.

According to Joe Triompo, president of Hamilton Sundstrand Engine & Control Systems, "We have a longstanding relationship with GE to supply fuel pumps and we are delighted to have the opportunity to build on that relationship well into the 21st Century."

Hamilton Sundstrand currently provides a broad range of fuel pumps and electronic and hydro-mechanical fuel controls to GE for both commercial and military aircraft engines.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the next-generation, supersonic, multi-role stealth aircraft supported by an international partnership of nine countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Norway. Three versions of the F-35 are planned: conventional-take-off-and-landing (CTOL), short-take-off/vertical-landing (STOVL), and an aircraft carrier variant (CV).

Hamilton Sundstrand is a world leader in the manufacture and service of aerospace and industrial systems. It is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and employs about 16,000 worldwide.

Peg Hashem

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