LIBERTY, SC – Champion Aerospace is proud to announce that UTC has recognized their superior performance by awarding Champion the UTC Supplier Gold status. UTC’s Supplier Gold program is a recognition program established to acknowledge superior performance over a 12 month period.

According to Maria Valerio, VP, Supply Management, Pratt & Whitney, “Champion’s performance in the areas of Quality, Delivery, Supplier Health and Customer Satisfaction over the past year have been exceptional. Champion is a key supplier to Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Canada and UTC Aerospace Systems and we appreciate their hard work and dedication to total customer satisfaction.”

James Mullens, Materials Manager at Champion Aerospace, added “The journey to UTC Supplier Gold has been a long one for Champion Aerospace but the commitment and dedication of our team of Champions assured our success. As the preferred ignition system supplier of UTC our next goal as an organization was achieving Supplier Gold together as a team. When the entire organization cares about the quality, on time delivery and overall customer satisfaction of the business and the brand, together we can achieve anything we put our minds to.”

About Champion Aerospace:
Champion Aerospace LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG), is a leading global designer, producer and supplier of aircraft ignition system technology and airframe power solutions for use on nearly all commercial, piston and military aircraft in service today. Champion ignition components powered the Wright brothers first powered flight in 1903 and have continued to power the skies ever since. Champion Aerospace is proud to be a truly made in the U.S.A. company.

About United Technologies Corporation:
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.