June 10, 2013
New suppliers for Embraer’s second-generation E-Jets announced
Embraer selected important suppliers for the second-generation E-Jets, whose commercial launch should occur this year. This new family of jets is expected to go into service in 2018. Intertechnique, a company belonging to the Zodiac Aerospace Group, will supply the systems for engine and APU fuel feed, pressure refueling, fuel transfer, fuel tank inerting and ventilation, and fuel gauging and control. Embraer also chose Crane Aerospace & Electronics to supply the electronic control module for landing gear and its proximity sensors, as well as the proximity sensors for doors, landing gear and ground spoilers; and the brake control systems, including the electronic control module and valves. The Triumph Group will supply fuselage segments, rudder and elevators, while Aernnova AEROSPACE S.A. will provide the vertical and horizontal stabilizers.