AVIC I Commercial Aircraft (ACAC) of Shanghai has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply the electric power system for its new 80-100 passenger regional jet, the ARJ21.
Over the life of the aircraft program, the contract could be worth more than $200 million to Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.
According to a statement, the ARJ21 (Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st Century) will be an integral part of the rapidly growing Chinese aviation market, specifically addressing the need for regional feeder traffic. Overall market growth for regional and derivative jets remains strong. Market potential for the ARJ21 is projected at more than 500 aircraft worldwide over the next 20 years.
Hamilton Sundstrand will provide the complete electrical power generation, primary distribution and emergency power system and act as an overall system integration partner with ACAC. The power system is said to be based on proven equipment, including 40 kVA integrated drive generators for 115 Volts A/C main electrical power.