Embraer gets Pratt & Whitney-geared engines for E190-E2 program

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Embraer celebrated delivery of the first two Geared Turbofanâ„¢ (“GTF”) PW1900G production engines for the E190-E2 aircraft, the company said.

The engines were shipped to Embraer´s E2 final assembly line in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, in late December, with plans to install the engines in February. The aircraft will enter into service with Widerøe Airlines (“Widerøe”), the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, in April.

The PW1900G recently achieved type validation from Brazil´s Aviation Authority, the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). This validation acknowledges the Part 33 Type Certification previously granted by the FAA for the engine and permits operation of the engine in revenue service in Brazil, and is also a critical prerequisite for Part 25 Type Certification for the airplane.

The E190-E2 is exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney´s GTF engine and is the third aircraft platform to take advantage of this revolutionary geared engine architecture.

Pratt & Whitney is a world provider of the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.