International Aero Engines is starting design and integration work on a new, more rugged version of the V2500 turbofan for Embraer's KC-390 transport aircraft, following the Brazilian manufacturer's formal selection of its engine. The variant, dubbed E5, will be based on the existing V2500-A5 Select One configuration, but with several adaptations to meet the more exacting performance requirements of the military airlifter role. A beefed-up structure, modified control system, and ...

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