UTC Aerospace helps launch first flight of Embraer's next-generation E2-Jet

UTC Aerospace Systems has played a key role in the maiden flight of the next-generation Embraer E-Jet E2, equipped with numerous systems and components from UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), the company said.

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 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 manufacturing and customer service facilities.

United Technologies Corp. provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.