UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. has been selected by Embraer to be the sole source supplier of wheels and carbon brakes for Embraer’s second generation E-Jet aircraft family.
UTC Aerospace Systems will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business unit headquartered in Troy, Ohio. The new Second Generation E-Jets are expected to enter into service in 2018.
UTC Aerospace Systems, Wheels & Brakes will provide the main wheel, nose wheel and carbon brakes that use proprietary DURACARB carbon heat sink material, proven in service on more than 2,300 aircraft world-wide to provide a 35% brake life advantage over competitive products.
“We are very happy to expand our partnership with Embraer to include the successful E-Jet family and are proud they recognize the value we bring to both themselves and the aircraft operators,” said Jim Wharton, president, UTC Aerospace Systems Wheels & Brakes.