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Kidde Aerospace & Defense selected to provide overheat detection system for Airbus aircraft.


Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX), announced on Wednesday (21 January) that the company's Kidde Aerospace & Defense business unit, a provider of fire protection and safety systems for commercial and military aviation and ground vehicle applications, has been selected by Honeywell to supply the overheat detection system for the Airbus A350XWB (Extra Wide Body) family of aircraft.

The company said that its A350XWB overheat detection system monitors the aircraft environmental control system's bleed air ducts for overheat conditions caused by failures. The system reportedly features linear thermal sensors, interconnecting cable assemblies and electronic controls residing within the Honeywell Bleed Overheat Monitoring Unit.

The A350XWB Overheat Detection System will be designed and manufactured at Kidde Aerospace & Defense's Wilson, North Carolina facility in US.

Financial details were not available.

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Date:Jan 22, 2009
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