The Embraer EJet E2 will be a series of narrowbody mediumrange twinengine jet airliners available in three variants all with the same fuselage cross sections but different lengths and different wing styles Two different sizes of Pratt amp Whitneyrsquos PW1000G geared turbofan engines will power the aircraft

The Embraer E-Jet E2 will be a series of narrow-body, medium-range twin-engine jet airliners available in three variants, all with the same fuselage cross sections but different lengths and different wing styles. Two different sizes of Pratt & Whitney’s PW1000G geared turbofan engines will power the aircraft.

Alcoa Draws $470-Million Supply Deal from Embraer

Alcoa (IW500/50) has a new long-term contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate materials to Embraer S.A. for its new E-Jets E2 regional aircraft, which are scheduled for a commercial debut in 2018. The agreement, reportedly worth $470 million, will make Alcoa the exclusive supplier of wing skins and fuselage sheet material.

Alcoa described the agreement as a multi-year contract, though the specific terms were not released.

The Embraer E-Jet E2 series is a series of narrow-body, medium-range, twin-engine jets developed to replace the Brazilian OEM’s current E-Jet family, and to improve fuel-efficiency with larger jet engines. Pratt & Whitney’s PW1000G geared turbofan engines are the power source.  Embraer developed the new series to replace its current E-Jet design, and promises 16-24% lower fuel burn and 15-25% lower maintenance cost, per seat.

In May, Embraer completed a successful first flight for the E190-E2 aircraft, the midsized variant in the E-Jets E2 series.

Alcoa noted it also is supplying a variety of aluminum parts to Pratt & Whitney for those new engines, including a proprietary forged fan blade.

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