Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Embraer Selects Honeywell Avionics for Next Generation E-Jets
Honeywell signed an agreement with Embraer worth $2.8 billion to provide its Primus Epic integrated avionics system for the next generation of E-Jets, scheduled to enter service in 2018.
Embraer will launch the program later this year to begin integrating the Primus Epic into its second generation of E-Jets, the company said. The Primus Epic system features Honeywell’s SmartView flight displays and Interactive Navigation (INAV); it was featured on the first generation of E-Jets and several other major business jet airframes as well.
“We believe that the evolution of the Honeywell Primus Epic, including large landscape displays, will provide flexibility for continuous innovation in the flight deck, while offering a mature system and a smooth transition for pilots between the current and future generation of E-Jets,” said Paulo Caesar Silva, president and CEO of Embraer’s commercial aviation business.
The selection of Honeywell’s avionics comes a month after Embraer selected Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan engines to power its second generation of E-Jets. More