UTC Aerospace Systems has dramatically expanded its presence on the Embraer second-generation E-Jet family, the company says today.
Embraer selected UTC to supply the electrical power system, the auxiliary power unit and wheels and brakes on the new family of large regional jets.
The electrical system includes a more powerful integrated drive generator, emergency power generation and primary and secondary power distribution systems, UTC Aerospace Systems says.
The components of the system provide more power and are more efficient than the electrical system installed on the existing E-Jets.
"The system combines proven products with innovations to support the new E-Jet requirements for improved performance and reliability," says Tim White, president of UTC Aerospace Electrical Systems.
Hamilton Sundstrand, a division of UTC Aerospace Systems, will also supply the APS2600[E] auxiliary power unit, a gas turbine engine used to supply power on the ground and start the propulsive engines.
Embraer also selected Goodrich, another UTC Aerospace Systems subsidiary, to supply the main wheels, nose wheels and carbon brakes for the second-generation E-Jets, the company says.
Previously UTC Aerospace Systems also has been selected by Embraer to supply the Goodrich nacelle system for the second-generation E-Jet, which is scheduled for a formal launch in mid-year.
Pratt & Whitney, a sister company under the United Technologies banner, also supplies the PW1700G and PW1900G geared turbofan engines for the second-generation E-Jets, which defeated a rival bid from incumbent supplier General Electric with the NG34 engine.
Embraer has also named Honeywell to supply a new version of the Primus Epic avionics suite, retaining the supplier from the current generation of E-Jets.
Among the still undecided systems aboard the second-generation E-Jets, Embraer has not yet named the supplier for the fly-by-wire flight control system.