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 ownership."
"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 aerospace industries. 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
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