UTC Aerospace Systems Partners with Embraer to Showcase Electric Brake
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --PARIS AIR SHOW -- UTC Aerospace
Systems recently partnered with Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BOVESPA: EMB3) to
successfully demonstrate the next generation of electric braking system
technology. The demonstration was performed under Embraer's "More Electric
Aircraft" (MEA) study assessing the benefits of the newest generation of
electric braking technology that incorporates significant reductions in system
weight and envelope. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies
Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The test equipment included electrically actuated brakes and
electro-mechanical actuator controllers. Technology experts from both
companies collaborated over eighteen months to prepare for the extensive
series of on-aircraft tests conducted on an Embraer 145 LR regional jet.
"This was a great opportunity for us to validate our next generation electric
braking technology while enhancing the long term partnership we enjoy with
Embraer," said Jim Wharton, president, Wheels & Brakes. "As a market leader
in electric brake technology, we remain focused on continued innovation that
will provide our customers increased reliability and lower total cost of
"The UTC Aerospace Systems next generation electric brake demonstration was a
success. The product performed as advertised with favorable comments from the
test pilots and the overall program gives us confidence in the technology,"
said Emilio Matsuo, Chief Engineer, Embraer S.A.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems
and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace
Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide
manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified
company providing high-technology products and services to the building and
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world's largest
manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil's leading
exporters. Embraer's headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São
Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service
facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S.
Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells
aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and
defense and security segments.
For updates from United Technologies Corp's aerospace businesses visit
www.utc.com or follow @UTC on Twitter.
SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems
Contact: Valerie Francis, +1 937-440-2313, valerie.francis @utas.utc.com, or
Andrew Martin, +1 704-423-7048, firstname.lastname@example.org
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