When the U.S. Air Force flies its new advanced pilot T-X trainer from Boeing and Saab, it will be equipped with an ACES 5 ejection seat from Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp., along with a fully integrated landing gear system.

ACES 5 offers passive head and neck protection, arm and leg flail prevention and a load-compensating catapult rocket that varies its thrust based on the occupant’s weight. In addition to ACES 5, Collins will supply the aircraft’s fully integrated landing gear system, including structure, actuation, dressings, hydraulics and wheels and brakes. The system boasts several technological innovations designed to help reduce maintenance costs while improving operational performance.