First In Flight

2013

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UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS Sponsored Section Charlotte-based UTC Aerospace Systems builds a variety of aviation products, including fire protection in Wilson and Raleigh. The company, a division of France-based SAFRAN Group, arrived in North Carolina in 2008 after a search for its first — and thus far, only — U.S. manufacturing site. Given the technical and regulatory complexity of aircraft components, close proximity to suppliers is important to companies such as Turbomeca. "When we're doing our sourcing, we're always looking for somebody that's geographically close to us. We want to work with them and be there for them as they go through the validation process, which can be very time-consuming and complex." ATI Allvac and UTC Aerospace Systems are suppliers to Turbomeca's parent company. Workforce quality is a top priority for Turbomeca. The company has been at the heart of a $575,000 effort to launch an aerospace and We're not afraid of big ideas Tomorrow's successes begin with today's risk takers. At PTI, we're working hard to stay ahead of the curve by installing the infrastructure that the aviation industry of tomorrow demands. We know that innovators won't wait. At PTI, we're making sure they won't have to. 1000A Ted Johnson Parkway | Greensboro, N.C. 27409 336.665.5600 | www.flyfrompti.com

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