CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has been selected by Embraer to be the sole source supplier of wheels and carbon brakes for Embraer's second generation E-Jet aircraft family. UTC Aerospace Systems will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business unit headquartered in Troy, Ohio. The new Second Generation E-Jets are expected to enter into service in 2018.
UTC Aerospace Systems, Wheels & Brakes will provide the main wheel, nose wheel and carbon brakes that use proprietary DURACARB® carbon heat sink material, proven in service on more than 2,300 aircraft world-wide to provide a 35% brake life advantage over competitive products.
"We are very happy to expand our partnership with Embraer to include the successful E-Jet family and are proud they recognize the value we bring to both themselves and the aircraft operators," said Jim Wharton, President, UTC Aerospace Systems Wheels & Brakes.
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.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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