Airbus has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply the Air Generation System for the Airbus A380 commercial airliner.
The award could generate more than $700 million in revenues for Hamilton Sundstrand over the life of the program.
The Hamilton Sundstrand-designed and built system will provide the air conditioning and temperature control to keep passengers comfortable. It will be the largest environmental control system ever built for a commercial aircraft.
The temperature control system also will modulate cooling and heating to the aircraft’s cargo compartments, an increasingly important function for long-haul freighter operation.
Other Hamilton Sundstrand businesses are long-time suppliers to Airbus, including Nord-Micro of Germany, providers of a complete range of cabin pressure control systems, Emergency & Electric Power Systems of Rockford, Illinois and HS Power Systems in San Diego, world leaders in auxiliary power units.
The A380 aircraft is expected to enter service in 2006.