Embraer selects new Pratt & Whitney engine for 2nd gen E-Jets
Jan 12, 2013 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --
Brazilian airframer Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) said it has selected US jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney's (NYSE: UTX) new geared turbofan engine as the exclusive power for its new second generation of the E-Jet aircraft family.
Planned to enter service in 2018, the Embraer E-Jets equipped with the P&W engines promise reductions in fuel burn, emissions, noise and operating costs compared to current aircraft, Embraer said.
With this announcement, Embraer becomes the fifth aircraft manufacturer to select Pratt & Whitney's new engine line, which is branded as PurePower.
Pratt & Whitney said that the PurePower engines use an advanced gear system allowing the engine's fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine.
The combination of the gear system and an all-new advanced core delivers improvements in fuel efficiency and environmental emissions as well as a reduction in noise by allowing the compressor and turbine to run at a slower, more efficient speed than the fan section.
For more information, visit www.purepowerengines.com
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