Sundstrand is to buy out Labinal's interest in Auxiliary Power International (APIC), formed by the two companies as a joint venture in 1989 to design, manufacture, market and support commercial-aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs).

Many of the details have yet to be released, but it is believed that the APIC brand name will be dropped and replaced by the Sundstrand title. The Illinois-based aerospace and industrial concern will take over all responsibilities associated with San Diego, California-based APIC, which will be integrated into Sundstrand's locally based Power Systems division.

APIC produces APUs for regional and business aircraft, as well as the larger APS 2000 series for the current Boeing 737 family and McDonnell Douglas MD-95s.

Source: Flight International