Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), cut the ribbon on a new Landing Systems facility in Haltom City, Texas, near Fort Worth on Feb. 20.
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.