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Embraer

Embraer Selects Eaton's Proven Hydraulic Components for New E-Jets E2 Aircraft Family

"Helping customers meet new goals for reliability, fuel efficiency, weight savings and lifecycle cost performance."

Background

In 2013 Eaton was awarded a contract by Embraer S.A. to supply hydraulic components for the newly launched E-Jets E2, the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The E-Jets E2s will feature aerodynamically advanced wings, updated systems and avionics, increased aircraft availability and double-digit reductions in fuel consumption, emissions, noise and maintenance costs.

Embraer's second generation of E-Jets comprises three new airplanes: 190-E2, 195-E2 and 175-E2. Eaton will provide highly reliable hydraulic components, including engine-driven pumps, electric motor-driven pumps and power transfer units, for all three aircraft.

Challenges

Eaton supplies products for a number of aircraft produced by Embraer. For the E2 family, Eaton teamed with Embraer and Pratt & Whitney during the joint development phase to identify products and technologies that could support advanced requirements for the secondgeneration aircraft platform.

To meet updated performance requirements for the E2s, Embraer returned to the supply chain to seek new proposals for the hydraulic system. Eaton enthusiastically pursued the opportunity to demonstrate the superior value and low program risk of its hydraulic components for Embraer's new E-Jet generation.

Solution

To satisfy the E2's power increase, Eaton designed larger components based on its successful, proven portfolio of equipment. Eaton's contributions include an engine-driven pump, an AC electric motorpump, a smaller AC motorpump and a power transfer unit.

These legacy products each have more than 20 years of proven performance on multiple aircraft platforms, including commercial, regional and business jets, and have produced one of the industry's best reliability records. In addition to providing best-in-class products and solutions, Eaton engineers are assisting Embraer with system integration.

Eaton is conducting accelerated life tests to support Embraer's entry-into-service schedule targets for all three airplanes. The 190-E2 is scheduled to enter service in 2018, followed by the 195-E2 in 2019 and the 175-E2 in 2021.

Results

Being part of the E2s supplier team adds an exciting new chapter to Eaton's long-standing relationship with Embraer. Eaton's selection for the new E2s demonstrates that its components remain a top choice for next-generation aircraft, and Eaton is continuously improving its extensive product portfolio to help customers meet new goals for reliability, fuel efficiency, weight savings and lifecycle cost performance.