August 27, 2014
International Aero Engines achieves certification of V2500-E5 engine
IAE International Aero Engines has achieved Federal Aviation Administration certification of the V2500-E5 engine for Embraer’s KC-390 aircraft. The KC-390’s launch customer is the Brazilian Air Force. The V2500-E5 engine, rated at 31,330 pounds of thrust, was selected in July 2011 by Embraer Defense & Security and the Brazilian Air Force, which established the KC-390 requirements. While Embraer and its customers desire maximum commonality with the V2500 engine, changes have been made to optimize installation with the new airframe.