Friday, March 15, 2013
Embraer, UTC Aerospace Form Agreement for Second Generation E-Jets
UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected to provide the electric power generation and distribution system for the second generation of E-Jets, scheduled to enter service in 2018, Embraer said Thursday.
The United Technologies Corp. subsidiary was also selected to provide the wheels and carbon brakes for the second generation of E-Jets.
“The selection of these systems is another important milestone in the program that is expected to be launched later this year,” Embraer said in a statement.
In February, Embraer selected Honeywell to supply its Primus Epic integrated avionics system for the next generation of E-Jets, a month after Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan engines were selected to power the aircraft. More