Hamilton Sundstrand Deal

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Hamilton Sundstrand has been hired to build power systems for up to 500 new Chinese regional jets.

The jets' power systems generate and distribute electricity throughout the plane. The systems will be built here in Rockford.

Sundstrand spokesman Tom Callaghan says the contract won't lead to more jobs in Rockford, but he says it will "help stabilize" the business, which employs 2,900 people in Rockford.