CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems played a key role in the successful first flight of the next-generation Embraer E-Jet E2. On board its maiden flight, the E2 was equipped with numerous systems and components from UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
UTC Aerospace Systems has also been selected by Embraer to be the sole source supplier of wheels and carbon brakes for the E2 aircraft family, the electric system which comprises electric power generation, emergency power generation, primary power distribution and secondary power distribution, as well as fire protection, evacuation systems and air data systems.
"UTC Aerospace Systems is proud of our contributions to the E2 program, our close relationship with Embraer and the trust they have put in us," said David Gitlin, president of UTC Aerospace Systems. "We congratulate Embraer on this historic milestone and we will continue to fully support the E2 over the life of the program."
UTC Aerospace Systems also has been chosen by Pratt & Whitney as the exclusive nacelle provider for both engine models for Embraer's E2-Jet aircraft. The E2-Jets will be equipped with Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® GearedTurbofan™ PW1700G and PW1900G engines that include UTC Aerospace Systems engine controls. The aircraft also includes Pratt & Whitney's APS2600 [E] auxiliary power unit.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base, with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. Follow the company on Twitter: @utcaerosystems
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
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