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    Domyślnie Embraer planuje montaż nowej generacji silników w E-jet (EIS 2018r.)


    Porzucili pomysł na zupełnie nowy model i planują skupić się na dotychczasowym segmencie 70-120 miejscowych samolotów. Wstępne plany zakładają EIS w 2018r.

    Embraer is dropping plans to enter the 130-160 seat narrowbody market and instead focusing on developing a re-engined variant of its E-jet family that could be ready in 2018, the company announced Thursday.

    The Brazilian manufacturer has been analyzing the potential of developing a narrowbody for some time, but Commercial Aviation president Paulo Cesar Souza e Silva said that recent changes in the marketplace, with Airbus and Boeing both now developing re-engined versions of their Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, make clear it would be “very challenging” for a new entrant to persuade airlines to switch to an all new aircraft type.

    “Our shareholders would probably not like this venture,” he said.

    Instead, Embraer will focus on developing a version of its E-jet family that would be equipped with a new engine, new landing gear and other new technology. It could potentially be a stretch of the E-195, de Souza e Silva said, and it would consolidate Embraer’s market leadership in the 70-130 seat market.

    De Souza e Silva said anticipated entry into service date would be around 2018. A launch customer could be announced around mid-2012. “We are seeing a lot of interest in developing this type of aircraft,” he said.

    A name for the new variant has yet to be decided—for now, Embraer refers to it as a new generation E-jet—and an engine supplier has also yet to be picked. Embraer has a long-established relationship with GE and the CF34, but de Souza e Silva said other options are being considered.

    De Souza de Silva said the manufacturer was in talks with its customers to define the future requirements of the 70-120 seat segment.

    “We will further refine our findings. There are a lot of details we don’t know yet because we want to listen to our customers, but we have a rough idea of what this aircraft should be,” he said.

    De Souza de Silva added that there would remain a lot of commonality with the existing E-jet family. “We are convinced this is the way to go forward, keeping the same aircraft but upgrading it,” he said.
    Embraer will pursue re-engined E-jet | ATWOnline

    Embraer SA (EMBR3) will upgrade its E-170 and E-190 jets with new engines and wings by 2018 rather than build a larger, all-new model to take on Boeing Co. (BA), Airbus SAS and Bombardier Inc. (BBD/B)

    Developing “second-generation E-Jets” will cost about $2 billion, cheaper than the $3 billion-plus for a new plane, and may include stretching them to seat as many as 132 people, 10 more than the biggest current aircraft, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer’s commercial-jet chief, said yesterday.

    Embraer’s decision leaves only Bombardier’s CSeries and the C919 from Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China to compete with the smallest versions of Airbus’s A320neo and Boeing’s 737 MAX. The two biggest planemakers have amassed more than 1,600 orders and commitments for the overhauled jets since December, while Bombardier has won 133 contracts in three years.

    “Looking at the difficulties the CSeries is facing to penetrate the narrow-body segment, it becomes even more clear that Airbus and Boeing are defending the narrow-body segment very, very, very strongly,” Silva said in an interview. “It’s much more challenging to convince the airlines that are already operating Boeing or Airbus to switch to a new model.”

    That removes a “good business case” for Embraer to build a plane bigger than its existing regional jets, he said. The Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil-based company has the capability to develop a larger aircraft and will reassess if there is “a window of opportunity,” Silva said.
    Bigger Category

    Embraer had been studying the market for planes with 130 to 160 seats, the category most widely flown by airlines and a step up from the Brazilian company’s 70- to 120-seat lineup.

    Silva had said he wanted to wait to decide until after Boeing settled on its narrow-body strategy. The U.S. company did that in July when it included the smallest 737 model among the variants from that aircraft family that would get new engines.

    Rising demand for the current E-Jets also helped sway Embraer, Silva said. Deliveries total 830 over seven years and sales exceed 1,000 to 60 airlines in 40 countries, he said. Embraer’s market share among regional jets is 43 percent, he said.

    General Electric Co. (GE)’s jet-leasing arm, CIT Group Inc. (CIT) and Air Lease Corp. are among the lessors that have placed speculative orders for E-Jets, sales that Silva said provide a “tremendous endorsement.”
    E-Jet Performance

    New landing gear will be among the enhancements to the upgraded E-Jets, Silva said. The planes would enter service after the Airbus neo, due in 2015, and Boeing’s 737 MAX, due in 2017. Silva said the company is working with engine makers to ensure that the new E-Jets’ performance will be comparable to those of their larger new competitors.

    Improvements to the current planes will run in tandem with the second-generation program, Silva said.

    GE, the world’s largest jet-engine maker, is the “natural incumbent” to equip the new planes because the CF34 model is the only one used on Embraer’s existing regional jets, and the supplier is developing a more-efficient power plant, Silva said.

    Embraer also is considering a geared turbofan engine from United Technologies Corp. (UTX)’s Pratt & Whitney unit, he said.
    Ostatnio edytowane przez Gabec ; 11-11-2011 o 18:37
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