Embraer grows FACC work package for re-engined E-Jets

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Embraer has selected Austrian composites specialist FACC to supply ailerons and wing spoilers for the second-generation E-Jet family.

The Ried-based manufacturer - which is majority-owned by Chinese aircraft maker Xian Aircraft - will design, fabricate and provide aftermarket support for the ailerons and spoilers on the Embraer 175-E2, 190-E2 and 195-E2.

The contract covers the full life of aircraft programme, and its estimated value is in excess of $120 million, says FACC.

As the supplier has thus far produced only interior components for Embraer, the new deal represents a "significant expansion" of FACC's relationship with the Brazilian airframer, says Andreas Furthmayr, vice-president of the former's aerostructures division.

Engineering of the flight-control surfaces began in mid-June, as part of a joint definition phase.

Delivery of the first parts is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015. The first Embraer 190-E2 is to enter service in 2018.