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Embraer next-generation E-Jets to be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF

posted Jan 8, 2013, 11:26 PM by Michael Adams
Embraer has confirmed re-engined, upgraded versions of its E-170 and E-190 family of regional jets will be exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines.
The Brazilian manufacturer has not yet officially launched the program for what it is calling its “future, second generation of E-Jets.” But in announcing the engine selection, which marked a big win for Pratt over GE Aviation, Embraer on Tuesday revealed some details of the revamped E-Jets set to enter service in 2018.
Pratt said PW1700G and PW1900G models—the same family of engines powering Bombardier’s CSeries, among other programs—would be affixed to the upgraded E-Jets. The current generation of E-Jets is powered by GE CF34 engines.
In addition to the new engines, the next-generation E-Jets will feature “new aerodynamically advanced wings, state-of-the-art full fly-by-wire flight controls and other systems evolutions,” Embraer said.
The manufacturer is promising “double digit [percentage] improvements in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions and external noise” compared to E-Jets flying today. It added, “The second generation of E-Jets will be a significant step in Embraer´s commitment to continuously invest in this line of commercial jets … Embraer's objective is to offer the best product and maintain its leadership in the 70-120 seat market.”