UTC Aerospace Systems is a major supplier on the historic Sikorsky Aircraft S-97 RAIDER™, which marked first flight at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida, facility today. UTC Aerospace Systems and Sikorsky are part of United Technologies Corp.
The S-97 RAIDER has UTC Aerospace Systems-supplied engine systems aboard including flight control computer, cockpit interface unit, cockpit remote processing unit, active vibration control unit, propeller gearbox, propeller drive shaft, propeller drive coupling, damper assembly and engine input coupling, environmental control systems, actuation and propeller systems, red and green navigation lights, tail navigation light and anti-collision beacon. Additionally, UTC Aerospace Systems provides the SmartProbe® air data sensor, integrated static port sensors and outside air temperature sensors for the aircraft.
"The S-97 RAIDER’s speed, maneuverability, range and endurance are helping Sikorsky revolutionize the market. We are proud to play a role. Congratulations to everyone at Sikorsky who worked tirelessly on the RAIDER," said Dave Gitlin, President, UTC Aerospace Systems. "We’re looking forward to continuing to support Sikorsky as they redefine the future of the helicopter industry."