UTC Selling Some Businesses To Help Pay For Goodrich Purchase

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ United Technologies say it’s selling its rocket engine and wind power businesses to help finance its $16.5 billion purchase of aerospace supplier Goodrich Corp.

The Hartford, Conn.-based industrial conglomerate said Thursday that it will sell Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Clipper Windpower and three businesses of its Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace components manufacturer. It expects to raise $3 billion from the sales.

CEO Louis Chenevert  said the company is reevaluating its portfolio in light of the deal to buy Charlotte, N.C.-based Goodrich, and subsidiary Pratt & Whitney’s $1.5 billion purchase of Rolls-Royce’s stake in a joint venture that makes Airbus engines.

United Technologies, the parent company of Otis Elevator, Sikorksy Aircraft and other businesses, bought Clipper Windpower, a wind turbine manufacturer, in 2010. It’s owned Rocketdyne for seven years.

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