Responding to big promises from Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Airbus, about a big market for commercial airplanes over the next few decades, United Technologies (NYSE:RTX) has bought Goodrich... but sold both off Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, and UTC Power as well, saying it wants to focus on its "core aerospace and commercial businesses." It gets a Fool to wondering -- is United Tech up to something?

Actually, Fool contributor Rich Smith thinks it just might be. Listen in as he explains how UTX is moving to rearrange its business, and boost its profit margins, dramatically in the new year.

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