UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Dassault Aviation to provide an advanced nacelle system for its new Falcon 6X. Under terms of the agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems will design an integrated power plant solution including an inlet, fan cowls, thrust reverser and an engine build-up (EBU) system. Dassault Aviation has chosen the Pratt&Whitney PurePower PW812D engine to power the new airplane.
This contract marks the company’s return to the business and corporate jet nacelle market. UTC Aerospace says the integrated system will employ lightweight composites that take advantage of the company’s design and proprietary manufacturing technologies.
The design will include an advanced inlet configuration aimed at reducing community noise and increasing fuel efficiency. It will have an improved compact thrust reverser.
“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,” says Marc Duvall, president, Aerostructures.