UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that it has signed a letter of intent for a strategic collaboration with Aernnova Aerospace. This collaboration will focus on advancing aircraft structural composites design and architectures, including wings, flight controls, and integrated fuselage - nacelle designs for the evolving commercial supersonics market.

Aernnova is a leading design and build supplier of aerostructures, components and engineering services, specializing in composites and with a significant expertise in empennages, fuselage sections, wings, pressure bulkheads and doors among others. UTC Aerospace Systems – Aerostructures is a leading design-build supplier of engine nacelle systems, pylons, and other engineered structures. This combined expertise in design and industrialization will offer competitive and advanced solutions to the aerospace industry, including commercial, business jet, and military OEM customers.

"We are excited about the advancements and opportunities this agreement will bring to aerostructures, specifically around advanced composite structures," said UTC Aerospace Systems Aerostructures President Marc Duvall. "This letter of intent is another proof point of the forward thinking at UTC Aerospace Systems."