Dassault Aviation selects UTC Aerospace Systems for its advanced nacelle system

Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp, recently announced that it 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 leveraging years of proprietary technology and industry leading manufacturing expertise. Dassault Aviation has chosen the Pratt&Whitney PurePower PW812D engine to power the new airplane.

This agreement represents the company’s return to the business and corporate jet nacelle market. This integrated system will employ lightweight composites that take full advantage of the company’s state-of-the-art design and proprietary manufacturing technologies.

Significant innovation of this design include:

  • An advanced inlet configuration that reduces community noise and increases fuel efficiency.
  • An improved compact thrust reverser designed for optimal performance.
  • Advanced engineering design & analysis tools to enable rapid development of the nacelle design.

These advanced technologies were designed to meet our customer’s requirements.

“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. “We are also delighted to again be working with Dassault Aviation. We are proud of our heritage delivering nacelle systems to Dassault and excited for this new opportunity. We stand behind our reputation as an industry leader by continuing to meet changing customer demands with innovations that deliver unmatched customer value.”