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The new E-Jets E2 are leading-edge commercial jets with a capacity sized for 70 to 130 seats.

FACC selected to design and build spoilers and ailerons for Embraer E-Jets E2

FACC AG, a leading company in the design, development and production of composite aircraft components, has been awarded a contract by Embraer under which FACC will design, build and support the wing spoilers and ailerons for the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, named E-Jets E2. The contract is for the lifetime of the aircraft. FACC estimates its total E-Jets E2 revenues could exceed USD 120 Mio., depending on the sales success of the aircraft family.

Walter A. Stephan, FACC's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, states, “We are proud to bring our expertise in composite solutions to this important next generation aircraft program. We look forward to our contribution to the development of the game-changing E-Jets E2 aircraft which will offer unmatched operating economics and reduced environmental footprint.”

The E-Jets E2 aircraft program contract marks a significant expansion of FACC's relationship with Embraer. With this award, FACC was able to extend its cooperation with Embraer - so far limited to the supply of interiors products - into the aerostructures sector. Thus all four world's largest aircraft manufactures are now customers of the FACC Aerostructures division.

“FACC is excited to expand its long-term experience as a Tier-1 design and build supplier,” said Andreas Furthmayr, FACC Vice President Aerostructures. “As a leading specialist in composite wing movables, we are well-positioned to deliver an innovative spoiler and aileron design solution that achieves requested program demands for schedule and technical performance; no company has more experience than us in managing the integration of composite spoilers and ailerons to the aircraft.”

The spoilers and ailerons are moveable flight control surfaces. The spoilers are installed in the wing trailing edge, above the flaps. There are six spoilers per aircraft side. The aileron is attached to trailing edge of each wing. Both systems will be designed, tested and manufactured by the FACC Aerostructures division in Ried, Austria. The engineering Joint Definition Phase (JDP) began mid June. Delivery of the first parts under this contract is expected to take place in Q1 2015 to support aircraft entry service in 2018.

The state-of-the art composite spoilers and ailerons will be a vital element in this next generation E-Jets E2 aircraft family attaining specific goals for an aerodynamically advanced wing, reduced fuel burn as well as lower emissions with maximum efficiency. FACC's systems are designed to be lightweight and cost-efficient. Innovative connecting elements and the fundamental spoiler and aileron functions are integrated into one ready-to-be-delivered unit.

Embraer announced the launch of its new E-Jets E2 commercial aircraft at the recent Paris Airshow. The aircraft family will comprise three airplanes – E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2 offering leading-edge regional jets with a capacity for 70 to 130 seats. The application of advanced technologies for engines, wings, and avionics distinguishes the E-Jets E2 by providing airlines commonality with current E-Jets, while resulting in double-digit reductions in fuel consumption, emissions, noise and maintenance costs. Embraer foresees a demand for 6,400 commercial jets with capacity of up to 130 seats, over the next 20 years. With more then 1,200 E-Jets orders, Embraer has achieved a 42% market share in its segment.

Press release issued by FACC AG on August 9, 2013

 

 Contact details from our directory:
FACC AG Engine Parts, Lavatory Equipment, Fairings, Aircraft Doors, Engine Nozzles, Thrust Reversers, Aircraft Structural Components, Testing Services, Aircraft Interiors, Aircraft Interior Bulkheads, Aircraft Flooring, Passenger Service Units (PSUs), Storage Bins, Window Panels, Wing Spoilers, Wings, Winglets, Bleed Air Systems, Wing Flaps, Fire & Smoke Detectors, Engine Fan Casings, Cargo Liners, Elevators, Empennages
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. Airframer

 

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Embraer E-Jet 190 series
Embraer E-Jet 170 series

 

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Structural Components
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