March 1, 2018

UTC unit picked for nacelle system for Dassault business jet

PRNewsfoto | UTC Aerospace Systems
PRNewsfoto | UTC Aerospace Systems
UTC Aerospace Systems will provide an advanced nacelle system to the Falcon 6X busess jet powered by Pratt & Whitney Co. engines.

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of Farmington-based United Technologies Corp., has been selected by France's Dassault Aviation to provide an advanced nacelle system for its new Falcon 6X business jet powered by Pratt & Whitney Co. engines.

The agreement represents UTC's return to the business and corporate jet nacelle market.

Under terms of the agreement, financial aspects of which were not released, UTC Aerospace Systems said it will design an integrated system of lightweight composites, including an inlet, fan cowls, thrust reverser and an engine build-up system.

Dassault Aviation has chosen the Pratt PurePower PW812D engine to power the new airplane, which Dassault said will make its first flight in 2021 and begin deliveries in 2022.

"This program will enable us to bring the many new nacelle system technology advancements we've developed and matured for large commercial aircraft over the last 15 years to the business and corporate jet market," said Aerostructures President Marc Duvall.

Dassault said the Falcon 6X cabin can accommodate 16 passengers. The jet has a maximum range of 5,500 nautical miles and can fly directly from Los Angeles to Geneva, Beijing to San Francisco or Moscow to Singapore at long range cruise speed, it said.

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