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Encyclopedia > United Technologies Corporation
United Technologies Corporation
UTC logo
Type Public (NYSE: UTX)
Founded 1929
Headquarters Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Key people George David, CEO & Chairman
Industry Conglomerates
Products Conglomerates
Revenue $47.829 billion USD (2006)
Net income $3.732 billion USD (2006)
Employees 210,000
Slogan You can see everything from here.
Website www.utc.com

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is a multinational corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, and is the 20th largest U.S. manufacturer.[1] UTC is a $37 billion company that researches, develops, and manufactures products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, helicopters, heating and cooling, fuel cells, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and industrial products, among others. George David is the current CEO. This work is copyrighted. ... A public company is a company owned by the public rather than by relatively few individuals. ... This article is about the stock exchange itself. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... George David has been the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation since 1994. ... A conglomerate is a large company that consists of divisions of often seemingly unrelated businesses. ... A conglomerate is a large company that consists of divisions of often seemingly unrelated businesses. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up_(Darker). ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links Green_Arrow_Up_(Darker). ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... This article is about the stock exchange itself. ... A multinational corporation (MNC) or multinational enterprise (MNE) or transnational corporation (TNC) or multinational organization (MNO) is a corporation or enterprise that manages production establishments or delivers services in at least two countries. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The term aircraft engine, for the purposes of this article, refers to aircraft reciprocating, or rotary, internal combustion engines as opposed to jet engines or turboprops. ... The Bell 206 of Canadian Helicopters Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) R44, a four seat development of the R22 A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... A fuel cell is an electrochemical device similar to a battery, but differing from the latter in that it is designed for continuous replenishment of the reactants consumed; i. ... This article is about the transportation device. ... Escalators at Westminster tube station, London An escalator is a conveyor transport device to transport people, consisting of a staircase whose steps move up or down on tracks which keep the surfaces of the individual steps horizontal. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... George David has been the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation since 1994. ...

Contents

Business units

  • Carrier
    World leader in the manufacture and sale of heating, ventilating, refrigerating, air conditioning, and HVAC systems and products.
  • Hamilton Sundstrand
    Designs and manufactures aerospace systems for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. Major supplier for international space programs. Provides industrial products in industries ranging from hydrocarbon, chemical and food processing to construction and mining.
  • Otis
    World's largest manufacturer, installer, and servicer of elevators, escalators, moving walkways and other horizontal transportation systems.
  • Pratt & Whitney
    Designs, manufactures, and supports aircraft engines, gas turbines, and space propulsion systems.
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada
    Designs, manufactures, and supports smaller aircraft engines.
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    World leader in the design and manufacture of advanced helicopters for commercial, industrial, and military uses.
  • UTC Fire & Security
    Provides fire products and services including fire detection, suppression and fire fighting products, integration, installation, and service of fire detection and fixed suppression systems, as well as the manufacture and service of portable fire extinguishers. Provides security products and services including integration, installation, monitoring and service of intruder alarms, access control and video surveillance systems, alarm response and security personnel services, cash logistics, and physical security.
  • UTC Power and UTC Fuel Cells
    Manufacturer of clean distributed power generation systems and fuel cells for commercial, space, and transportation applications.
  • UTRC (United Technologies Research Center)
    Centralized research facility that supports all UTC business units in developing new technologies and processes. Its engineers and scientists lead the world in technologies ranging from fluid dynamics to advanced materials to electronics to computer science.

Corporate Operations are carried out of the United Technologies Building (commonly referred to as the "Gold Building" due to its gold colored glass-mirror exterior) in Hartford, CT. The Carrier Corporation is the air conditioning and commercial refrigeration manufacturing division of United Technologies. ... Hamilton Sundstrand, owned by UTC, is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. ... The Otis Elevator Company is the worlds largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems, principally elevators and escalators. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) is a Canadian aircraft engine manufacturer. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ... UTC Fire & Security is a combination of businesses which United Technologies Corporation acquired in order to enter this particular segment of the building systems market, including: Chubb Security, a security company dealing in everything from safes to armoured vehicles and security systems, in 2003 Kidde, a specialist in fire systems...


Between 1986 and 1998, United Technologies was the sponsor for Disney's Epcot Center pavilion, The Living Seas.


History

A limited historical timeline of UTC is presented below:

  • 1854 - Elisha Graves Otis demonstrates his elevator's safety mechanism at the New York World's Fair
  • 1857 - The world's first passenger elevator is installed by Otis in a New York City retail store
  • 1862 - Otis sells an elevator to Newfoundland, its first international sale
  • 1900 - Otis introduces the escalator at the Paris Exposition
  • 1906 - Modern air conditioning is invented by Willis Carrier
  • 1910 - Otis introduces the gearless traction electric elevator
  • 1915 - Carrier Engineering is founded
  • 1919 - Standard Steel Propeller is founded (one of two predecessors of Hamilton Standard, along with Hamilton Aero Manufacturing)
  • 1920 - Hamilton Aero Manufacturing is founded (one of two predecessors of Hamilton Standard, along with Standard Steel Propeller)
  • 1922 - Carrier installs its first air conditioning unit at a Los Angeles theater
  • 1923 - Sikorsky Aero Engineering is founded by Igor Sikorsky
  • 1924 - Otis introduces the first automated elevator control system, with hall call buttons
  • 1925 - Pratt & Whitney Aircraft is incorporated; its first products are the Wasp and Hornet aircraft engines
  • 1928 - Carrier installs air conditioning in the chambers of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate
  • 1929 - Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton, Sikorsky, and others join to form United Aircraft and Transport Corporation
  • 1929 - The Research Center is founded
  • 1931 - Otis introduces the first double-deck elevators
  • 1934 - United Aircraft and Transport is dissolved into United Aircraft, Boeing Airplane Company, and United Air Lines
  • 1938 - Hamilton Standard introduces the Hydromatic propeller
  • 1939 - Sikorsky tests the first commercial helicopter, the VS-300
  • 1944 - Carrier opens a frozen foods research store
  • 1942 - World War II production over a 3-year period: Sikorsky supplies 150 helicopters, Pratt & Whitney supplies 300,000 aircraft engines, and Hamilton Standard supplies 500,000 propellers
  • 1948 - Pratt & Whitney produces its first jet engines
  • 1949 - Hamilton Standard begins developing fuel controls for aircraft
  • 1950 - Otis installs the first automatic elevators not requiring operators
  • 1950 - Carrier begins selling window air conditioning units affordable for average consumers
  • 1952 - Hamilton Standard plant opens in Windsor Locks, CT
  • 1952 - Pratt & Whitney begins manufacturing piston engines in Canada
  • 1952 - Carrier introduces the first mass-produced home central air conditioning unit
  • 1957 - Sikorsky tests its first turbine-powered helicopter
  • 1958 - The Boeing 707 with Pratt & Whitney JT3 engines introduces regular commercial passenger jet service
  • 1958 - United Aircraft enters the field of solid rocketry and advanced propulsion systems
  • 1963 - The Pratt & Whitney JT8D enters service on the Boeing 727; it becomes the most popular commercial jet engine in history with more than 14,000 to date
  • 1964 - The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop enters service and eventually becomes the most popular turboprop in history
  • 1966 - Hamilton Standard introduces the first electronically-controlled cabin pressure regulating system
  • 1969 - Apollo 11 lands astronauts on the moon, with Hamilton Standard space suits and Pratt & Whitney fuel cells; a Sikorsky helicopter picks up the returning astronauts after splash-down
  • 1970 - The Boeing 747 with Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines, enters service as the first commercial jumbo jet
  • 1971 - The Research Center constructs the first high-speed wind tunnel for aerodynamic noise research in the world
  • 1975 - United Aircraft changes its name to United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
  • 1976 - UTC acquires Otis
  • 1978 - Sikorsky begins producing the Black Hawk helicopter
  • 1979 - UTC acquires Carrier
  • 1979 - Otis introduces the first completely microprocessor-based elevator control system
  • 1981 - Space Shuttle Columbia is launched with fuel cells by UTC Fuel Cells for electrical power, booster separation motors by UTC's Chemical Systems Division in San Jose, California, and Hamilton Standard space suits and environmental control systems
  • 1989 - Otis introduces the first linear-motor-powered elevator
  • 1993 - Hamilton Standard's space suit life support systems are used problem-free during the Hubble Space Telescope space walk repairs
  • 1995 - The first Boeing 777 with Pratt & Whitney engines enters service
  • 1999 - UTC acquires Sundstrand Corp and combines it with Hamilton Standard to form Hamilton Sundstrand
  • 2001 - UTC forms UTC Power to focus on the distributed power generation market
  • 2003 - UTC acquires Chubb plc, a world leader in security and fire protection services.
  • 2005 - Rocketdyne is acquired from Boeing and added to Pratt & Whitney's space propulsion business.
  • 2006 - For the historical timeline from 2006 to the present, navigate to this link

Elisha Graves Otis (August 3, 1811–April 8, 1861) invented a safety device in 1852 to prevent hoisting machinery from falling. ... NY redirects here. ... Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Escalators at Canary Wharf, London. ... Worlds Fair is the generic name for various large expositions held since the mid 19th century. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... Willis Haviland Carrier (November 26, 1876 – October 9, 1950) was an engineer and inventor, and is known as the man who invented modern air conditioning. ... Hamilton Standard, a famous aircraft propeller part supplier, was founded in 1910 by Thomas F. Hamilton. ... Hamilton Standard, a famous aircraft propeller part supplier, was founded in 1910 by Thomas F. Hamilton. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Igor Sikorsky Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky (Russian: ; Ukrainian: Ігор Іванович Сікорський) (25 May 1889 – 26 October 1972) was a pioneer of aviation who designed the first four-engine airplane and the first successful helicopter of the most common configuration (single main rotor tail rotor). ... Wasp was the name given to a family of air-cooled radial piston engines designed by Pratt & Whitney, and used in numerous American aircraft in the 1930s and 1940s. ... The Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet was an engine widely used in American aircraft from the 1920s through 1940s. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... Hamilton Standard, a famous aircraft propeller part supplier, was founded in 1910 by Thomas F. Hamilton. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), based in Renton, Washington, is a unit of The Boeing Company, consisting of the Seattle_based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division,) as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation. ... Uniteds logo as seen at United hub Denver International Airport. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A Pratt and Whitney turbofan engine for the F-15 Eagle is tested at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. The tunnel behind the engine muffles noise and allows exhaust to escape. ... Windsor Locks is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... This section does not cite its references or sources. ... The PT6 is a turboprop aircraft engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada and is the most popular turboprop in history [1]. It has an unusual design in that the air enters from the rear of the engine and the power section is at the front. ... When a aircraft reaches high altitudes, it becomes necessary for the cabin to be pressurised. ... Apollo 15 space suit A spacesuit is a complex system of garments, equipment, and environmental systems designed to keep a person alive and comfortable in the harsh environment of outer space. ... A fuel cell is an electrochemical device similar to a battery, but differing from the latter in that it is designed for continuous replenishment of the reactants consumed; i. ... This is a test The Pratt & Whitney JT9D engine was the first high-bypass-ratio engine to power a wide-bodied aircraft. ... NASA wind tunnel with the model of a plane A wind tunnel is a research tool developed to assist with studying the effects of air moving over or around solid objects. ... Space Shuttle Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first spaceworthy space shuttle in NASAs orbital fleet (Enterprise preceded Columbia, but Enterprise was a non-spaceworthy test article intended for later conversion to a flightworthy vehicle). ... -1... Hamilton Sundstrand, owned by UTC, is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. ...

Former businesses

Like many conglomerates, UTC has dabbled in many areas. Some of these companies included:

  • Hamilton Test Systems, an Arizona-based developer of vehicle emission test equipment, which was sold to Georgetown Partners in December 1990, who renamed it Envirotest. It is now part of the ESP Remote Sensing company.
  • Inmont paint and resins, which was later sold to BASF
  • Mostek semiconductor - from 1980 to 1981
  • Norden Systems - now Northrop Grumman Norden Systems, a corporation that manufactures electronics systems for military use.
  • UT Automotive - Now, a division of Lear Corporation

Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BASF may also historically refer to EMTEC, which was known as BASF for a short time after its founding. ... Mostek was founded in 1969 by ex-employees of Texas Instruments. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lear Corporation, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, USA is a Fortune 500 company, engaged in the business of manufacturing and distribution of automotive interiors systems. ...

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UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION v. U.S. (1836 words)
United Technologies Corporation appeals the judgment of the United States Court of International Trade affirming the Customs Service’s denial of duty-free treatment for its importation of certain aircraft engine parts.
United Technologies argues that the experimental engine parts at issue are covered by the Agreement because they fall under article 1.1 subsection (b), all civil aircraft engine parts.
United Technologies also contends that article 2.1.1 does not narrow the scope of the products set out in article 1.1 for two reasons.
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