Innovations in Advanced Components


Embraer E190/195-E2 Engine Attachment Certification Testing

In April of 2019 the Embraer E195-E2 commercial aircraft received certification from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Padden Design Engineering (PDE) led the Integrated Product Team for structural certification testing of the Pratt & Whitney PW1900G engine mount’s attachment to the pylon.

IPT team members from Embraer, Pratt & Whitney, Northrop Grumman/Padden Design Engineering
Integrated Product Team members from Embraer, Pratt & Whitney, and Northrop Grumman/Padden Design Engineering
Forward Engine Mount to Pylon Attachment Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Test Setup

PDE supported this program with design and analysis of the forward and aft engine mount attachment hardware. Other support included project engineering management and test engineering.

Connecting the Test Instrumentation and Strain Gages on the Forward Engine Mount
Engine to Pylon Tension Bolt Torque-Up
Engine to Pylon Tension Bolt Torque-Up

Completion of the program’s testing phase took place at Northrop Grumman’s laboratories in Bethpage, New York. Chief engineer and PDE CEO, Vin Padden, lead the team with his 40 plus years of experience in aircraft development. This certification testing concludes an almost 3-year-long engineering effort to comply with FAA & ANAC regulations for the Embraer E2 family of commercial jets. It also marks the third successful Pratt & Whitney program that PDE has supported.