United Technologies Corp. (UTC) will become an even bigger player in aviation if its planned acquisition of Goodrich Corp., announced late Wednesday, gains shareholder and regulatory approvals. The Hartford, Conn.-based parent of aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and aerospace systems maker Hamilton Sundstrand (among other properties) said it has reached an agreement to buy Charlotte, N.C.-based Goodrich, a leading aircraft technology and equipment producer, for $16.5 billion ...

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