HARTFORD — United Technologies Corp. is taking its French connection one step further.

The company’s UTC Aerospace Systems wing opened a new production facility in Toulouse, France dedicated entirely to producing thrust reversers and integration of nacelle systems (the aerodynamic components that surround jet engines) for the Airbus A350 XWB.

The new building, adjacent to UTC’s existing manufacturing facility in Toulouse, is 50,000 square feet that houses production and assembly line capabilities, a paint shop and office space.

UTC has operated in Toulouse since 1973, delivering more than 15,000 nacelles since then, and providing more than 20 systems for the new Airbus model.