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Embraer Taps Alcoa as Sole Supplier of Aluminum for E2 Commercial Aircraft Line

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa has entered into a long-term contract with Embraer valued at approximately $470m to supply aluminum sheet and plate for E2s, the second generation of the Brazilian manufacturer's E-Jets family of commercial aircraft.

"Alcoa offers a good combination of technical expertise and industry leading material and capabilities," said Fernando Queiroz, Embraer vice president of supply chain. "Embraer designed the E-Jets E2 commercial aircraft to be the best in its segment and to do that, we needed the best material in the business, and Alcoa offers the best solution."

The long-term agreement makes Alcoa sole supplier to Embraer for proprietary wing skins and fuselage sheet on the E2 line of jets. Other Alcoa plate products, used in key applications such as wing ribs, fuselage frames and other structural parts of the aircraft, are also part of the contract and will be featured on the E2 as well as Embraer’s KC-390 military transport aircraft and executive jets.

Source: Alcoa

"Alcoa offers a good combination of technical expertise and industry leading material and capabilities," said Fernando Queiroz, Embraer vice president of supply chain. "Embraer designed the E-Jets E2 commercial aircraft to be the best in its segment and to do that, we needed the best material in the business, and Alcoa offers the best solution."

The long-term agreement makes Alcoa sole supplier to Embraer for proprietary wing skins and fuselage sheet on the E2 line of jets. Other Alcoa plate products, used in key applications such as wing ribs, fuselage frames and other structural parts of the aircraft, are also part of the contract and will be featured on the E2 as well as Embraer’s KC-390 military transport aircraft and executive jets.

Source: Alcoa