FAA approves UTC India raft for export to USA

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The US FAA has officially approved a four-person life raft manufactured by a UTC Aerospace Systems affiliate entity in Bengaluru, India. With this approval, the Bengaluru unit is among the first Indian entities to domestically produce and export an aviation product to aircraft manufacturers in the USA.

“UTC Aerospace Systems is among the first aerospace companies to manufacture aerospace products in India for direct shipment to the United States,” said Daphne Falletti, president of UTC Aerospace Systems’ aircraft interiors business. “The FAA approval is verification of our world-class quality standards, and strengthens our continued commitment to the progress of the aerospace and aviation sector in India.”

“This announcement further supports industry in India by focusing attention on the benefits of manufacturing in-country, and highlighting the success of the “Make in India” initiative to a global audience,” added Chris Rao, vice president of UTC Aerospace Systems (India).

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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