March 6, 2013
UTC Aerospace Systems to provide nacelle systems for Second Generation Embraer E-Jets
UTC Aerospace Systems has been chosen by Pratt & Whitney as the exclusive nacelle provider for both engine models for Embraer’s new Second Generation E-Jet aircraft. The nacelle systems will be provided by the Aerostructures business unit headquartered in Chula Vista, Calif. The Embraer Second Generation E-Jets will be equipped with Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan PW1700G and PW1900G engines. Designed and manufactured to leverage the latest in composite technology, the nacelle systems will directly contribute to the significant reductions in fuel burn, emissions, noise and operating costs that Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engines will provide compared to today’s aircraft. The PurePower engine uses an advanced gear system and an all-new advanced core that delivers double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency and environmental emissions, as well as a 50% reduction in noise.