International Aero Engines Achieves Certification of V2500®-E5 Engine
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 27, 2014
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --IAE International Aero
Engines AG has achieved Federal Aviation Administration certification of the
V2500^®-E5 engine for Embraer's KC-390 aircraft. The KC-390's launch customer
is the Brazilian Air Force.
"Achieving engine certification on schedule is a big win for the program,"
said Jackson Schneider, president and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security. "We
have a high level of confidence that the engine will perform as reliably as
its in-service counterpart has done, and we look forward to a successful first
"Reaching certification is further proof of the steadfast reliability of our
V2500 engines and our development team's ability to enhance this technology,"
said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "Our entire
team looks forward to supporting Embraer's goals for the KC-390 program."
The V2500-E5 engine, rated at 31,330 pounds of thrust, was selected in July
2011 by Embraer Defense & Security and the Brazilian Air Force, which
established the KC-390 requirements. While Embraer and its customers desire
maximum commonality with the V2500 engine, changes have been made to optimize
installation with the new airframe.
The overall IAE program provides a fully integrated propulsion system,
including the V2500-E5 engine and nacelle with engine build-up and nacelle
installations supported by UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business.
The system will be delivered to Embraer's customer, the Brazilian Air Force,
supporting a scheduled 2016 entry into service.
Throughout its 45-year history, Embraer has been involved in all aspects of
aviation. In addition to design, development, manufacturing, sales and
technical support for commercial, agricultural and executive aviation, Embraer
also offers integrated solutions for defense and security. It has produced
more than 5,000 aircraft that operate in 80 countries on five continents, and
it is the market leader for commercial jets with up to 120 seats. Embraer
currently manufactures executive jets, and is now entering a new level in the
IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise
Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX), Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH,
Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines. To date, more than
6,000 V2500 engines have been delivered to close to 200 customers around the
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future
business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those
projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not
limited to changes in government procurement priorities and practices, budget
plans and availability of funding, and in the number of aircraft to be built;
challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced
technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not
limited to those detailed from time to time in the companies' Securities and
Exchange Commission filings.
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