Lone Star Landing: Collins Aerospace celebrates opening of new facility in Fort Worth

  • New site will serve as company’s military landing gear center of excellence and wheel & brake MRO hub for airline customers in the region
  • Collins Aerospace expects to create more than 40 jobs at the site as it ramps to full capability in the coming months

HALTOM CITY, Texas (Feb. 20, 2020) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today cut the ribbon on a new Landing Systems facility in Haltom City, Texas, near Fort Worth. The 110,000-square-foot facility will manufacture landing gear for military aircraft and perform wheel & brake maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations for airlines in the region. The company expects to create 40 new jobs at the site.

Collins Aerospace has maintained a military landing gear site in Fort Worth since 2012, and is now expanding its landing gear operations by 30 percent with its relocation to the new site. The Haltom City facility will serve as the company’s military landing gear center of excellence, supporting multiple customers and aircraft platforms. The expanded footprint will support increased demand and enable Collins Aerospace to provide continued excellence in customer support through its procurement, supply chain, engineering, program management and operations teams.

At the same time, by adding wheel & brake MRO capability in North Texas, Collins Aerospace will be able to better serve its airline customers in the region. Previously, these customers were served almost exclusively by the company’s wheel & brake MRO sites in Louisville and Los Angeles.

“Our multimillion dollar investment in this new site will allow us to better serve our military landing gear and commercial wheel & brake customers in North Texas,” said Ajay Mahajan, vice president, Landing Systems at Collins Aerospace. “We are committed to providing our customers with innovative, industry-leading solutions coupled with superior service, and this new facility will help us further both of those objectives.”

In addition to its new site in Texas, Collins Aerospace’s Landing Systems business also recently announced expansions at its carbon brake manufacturing facilities in Spokane, Washington, and Pueblo, Colorado.

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit CollinsAerospace.com.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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