Air Platforms

United Technologies Corp to start B-2A SSIP ejection seat deliveries this year

11 January 2019

Key Points

  • United Technologies is set to start deliveries this year of its upgraded B-2 ejection seat
  • The company’s ACES II seat has been standard on a variety of USAF aircraft for 40 years

United Technologies Corp (UTC) will start deliveries this year of its upgraded ejection seat for the Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit bomber, according to a company spokesman.

UTC spokesman Alexander Killeffer said on 8 January that the company’s Advanced Conception Ejection Seat II (ACES II) Safety and Sustainment Improvement Program (SSIP) seat will also start production in 2019. Qualification testing of the seat, which was comprised of eight sled tests along with more than 700 subsystem tests, wrapped up in January 2018.

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