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Advancing Business Aviation: New Water Purficiation Solution For Biz Jet Market

- Proprietary microbiological water purifier provides lightweight system that requires minimal pressure and no electrical power

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At the National Business Aviation Association's annual exhibition today, UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), unveiled an innovative new solution for the business jet market.

The company's new proprietary microbiological water purifier consists of multiple layers to trap pathogens, remove odors and neutralize microbes. Compared to existing water purifiers that use ultraviolet or fine micron rating methods of sterilization, UTC Aerospace Systems' purifier is extremely lightweight at just over 4 pounds and requires minimal water pressure. In addition, the unit requires no electrical power or wiring, has the capacity to purify 4,000 gallons over its lifetime, and meets bacteria, virus and cyst reduction per National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) P231 purifier requirements.

Currently undergoing prototype and lab testing, the new purifier is expected to be fully qualified in early 2018. It is designed for use in aircraft galleys, lavatories, potable water tank outlets and service panel fills, and can be scaled in size to meet specific customer and platform requirements.

"The business aviation sector is a key focus area for us, and UTC Aerospace Systems is committed to meeting the needs of our customer in it," said Mark Skarohlid, vice president of business development for the company's Sensors & Integrated Systems division. "Through our products that are lighter and more efficient—like our new water purifier—business jet owners and operators know they can count on cutting-edge technologies from UTC Aerospace Systems to meet their evolving needs."

For more information on these UTC Aerospace Systems solutions, stop by the company's booth at NBAA, N9204.

About UTC Aerospace Systems
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries, supporting a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. For more information about the company, visit our website at or follow us on Twitter: @utcaerosystems

About United Technologies Corporation
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about the company, visit our website at or follow us on Twitter: @UTC

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems

For further information: Al Killeffer, +1 704-423-7577 ,;, @utcaerosystems