Key, advanced technologies supplied by UTC Aerospace Systems helped enable today's successful first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The MRJ is a family of 70 - 90 seat next-generation regional jets under development by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MITAC). MITAC has received orders for more than 400 MRJs.
UTC Aerospace Systems provides a large number of systems on the MRJ including electric power generation and distribution, nacelles, fire & overheat protection, air data sensors, environmental control systems and cabin pressurization, wheels and brakes, ice detection/protection systems, interior and exterior lighting, and primary and secondary actuation. In addition, the company provides a number of systems and components on the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G engines that power the MRJ.
"Congratulations to MITAC – it's a great day for everyone who has worked so hard to see this innovative airplane take flight for the first time," said Dave Gitlin , President, UTC Aerospace Systems. "Our employees are very proud to contribute to the success of MRJ and we look forward to supporting our valued customer on this very important program."
Source: UTC Aerospace Systems
Date: Nov 11, 2015