EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney AeroPower's* APS2600[E] auxiliary power unit (APU) has been selected by Embraer for its second generation E-Jet. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
"We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Embraer and provide our APS2600[E] APU for the second generation E-Jet," said Eileen P. Drake, vice president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney AeroPower. "The APS2600[E] APU provides exceptional value to customers by providing increased electric power capability, both on the ground and in flight, a significantly higher operating altitude, and world-class reliability."
In addition to the APS2600[E] APU, Pratt & Whitney AeroPower APUs can be found on Embraer's ERJ-145, E170/175 and E190/195 fleets. Pratt & Whitney AeroPower was also recently selected for Embraer's KC-390 military cargo tanker for the Brazilian Air Force.
APUs provide aircraft with secondary power in the form of high pressure air for main engine starting, cabin air conditioning and electric power while on the ground. APUs can also provide backup electric power during in-flight operation.The second generation Embraer E-Jets will also be equipped with Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® PW1700G and PW1900G engines, which will offer significant reductions in fuel burn, emissions, noise and operating costs compared to today's aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, small turbojet propulsion products and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies Corporation, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries. This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning anticipated business opportunities that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including with regard to the programs described in this release. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward looking statements include the effect of economic conditions in the markets in which we operate, including financial market conditions, and fluctuation in interest rates, commodity prices and foreign currency exchange rates; levels of end market demand in the aerospace industry, including levels of demand for the new aircraft described in this release; levels of air travel; financial difficulties of commercial airlines; the financial condition of suppliers; and challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies and new products and services. For information identifying other important economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, competitive and other uncertainties, see UTC's 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed with the SEC