Troy to be HQ of UTC business unit

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Troy to be HQ of UTC business unit

UTC Aerospace Systems has picked its Troy facility as the headquarters of the newly-formed Landing Systems business unit.

UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

In a reorganization, UTC Aerospace Systems is combining its Landing Gear and Wheels & Brakes units into a single unit. The company believes the move makes the combined units more competitive in two disciplines, in overseeing the production of landing gear and wheels and brakes.

“These two tremendous businesses, with rich histories and heritage, will be integrated into one business that creates value for our customers and employees,” Landing Systems President Dave Castagnola said in a statement from UTC. “Landing Systems will benefit from shared strengths such as operational excellence, technology and a common customer base.”

Jim Wharton, formerly president of the Wheels & Brakes business unit, is senior vice president of Landing Systems. The headquarters will be 101 Waco St.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the move would mean more jobs in Troy.

United Technologies acquired what had been the Goodrich Troy aircraft wheels and brakes plant in 2012. At the time, the company had about 725 employees at that site.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., serves the building and aerospace industries.

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