C'est bien dans le sens que je sentais ... ils veulent un moteur pour 20 ans ! Et vu le bazar chez IAE ...
Mais de plus .... je doutes qu'ils tiennent les délais annoncés, vers 2016 + me paraîtrait plus raisonnable et ils auraient CFMI et P&W en NG !
Ca reste ouvert !
Dommage que Embraer soit devenu anti-turboprop !
2 TP400 auraient peut être fait le boulot !
Suis un peu surpris de la pêche demandée, adieu CF34 !
Décollage court oblige !
Extrait du lien Aweek ! !
Embraer is looking for an engine in the 29,000-lb.-thrust class to power the 33.92 meter-long, 35.05 meter-wingspan military aircraft now in its early design phase. The Brazilian aircraft maker was looking at the CFM International CFM56 and the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500, but Orlando Neto, the company’s executive vice president for the defense market, says the issue is no longer so straightforward.
With CFM International now focused on the Leap-X design for the Comac C919 and other applications, and the long-term future of the V2500 production line potentially in doubt because of differences on the road ahead between IAE consortium members Pratt &amp;amp; Whitney and Rolls-Royce, Embraer is reassessing what it wants to do. As part of that, Embraer is exploring whether it needs to shift its focus on the Leap-X offering and the Pratt &amp;amp; Whitney geared turbofan.
The concern is not so much about the near-term KC-390 development phase. However, Neto says the Embraer aircraft is supposed to be in production for a long time, and the company does not want to pick an engine that will be out of production for commercial purposes 10 years from now.
The decision is also key because the selected engine maker would be one of the main risk-sharing partners on the development endeavor.