Embraer selects UTC for new E-Jet nacelle systems

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Embraer has selected UTC Aerospace Systems to deliver the nacelle systems for second-generation E-Jets, extending the supplier's reach on four of the five applications of new aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1000G-series engines.

UTC Aerospace Systems, which includes nacelle specialist Goodrich, will supply the cowlings for the PW1700G and PW1900G engines to Embraer.

Goodrich's nacelle system is already selected for the Pure-Power series engines on board the Airbus A320neo, Bombardier CSeries and Mitsubishi Regional Jet. The Irkut MS-21 uses a nacelle designed and supplied by the Belfast-based division of Bombardier Aerospace.

The second-generation E-Jet is scheduled to enter service in 2018. Embraer is installing new engines and new wings on each of the E-170/175 and E-190/195 regional jets. Aircelle formerly supplied the nacelle systems for the current E-Jet family, which are powered by the General Electric CF34 engine.