Embraer taps Eaton for E-Jets hydraulic installation
Oct. 25, 2013, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - Brazilian aerospace company Embraer has awarded a contract to Eaton to supply hydraulic components for its new E-Jets E2 commercial aircraft.
October 25, 2013 By aerospace-technology.com
The contract amount is estimated at $400m throughout the life of the program.
Embraer's second generation of E-Jets include three new aircraft, the E190-E2, E195-E2 and E175-E2.
Under the contract, Eaton will provide pumps and power transfer units for all three aircraft.
Eaton's aerospace fuel and motion control senior vice-president and general manager Mike Beck said: "We're continuously improving our product portfolio to help customers meet new goals for reliability, fuel-efficiency, weight-savings and lifecycle cost performance.
"Being part of the E2 supplier team adds an exciting new chapter to our long-standing relationship with Embraer."
Embraer's new E-Jets family will be equipped with aerodynamically advanced wings, enhanced systems and avionics, improved aircraft availability and double-digit reductions in fuel consumption, emissions, noise and maintenance costs.
The first aircraft in the family, E190-E2, is scheduled to enter service in 2018, followed by the E195-E2 E175-E2 in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Eaton is a power management company that serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine and off-road markets across the world.