A bit of a conundrum here with Pratt being the only engine powering the E2s, and the only one under Boeing's umbrella once the take over is complete.
How much weight would Pratt put behind objectives such as winning RFPs, meeting production goals and improvements under Boeing, when they also power the only other competitor, the CSeries which is tied to a manufacturer with whom they have a much bigger footprint as a supplier of engines.
This sort of a question is not without merit, case in point, Airbus repeatedly expressing displeasure over GE/CFMs continued favouritism towards Boeing's strategic goals. Would Pratt take things the same way.
Interesting points, Baroque. Engine manufacturers sometimes discreetly favour one aircraft manufacturer, but it cannot go too far. I believe P&W would seize any opportunity to get back on a Boeing civilian aircraft.
With this level of politicking, one has to wonder long term prospects of such a tie up. Boeing will have control of course but it also puts its own interest ahead as shown with previous takeovers. Any decision that that is viewed unfavourable by the Brazilian side is going to lead to similar mess ups and at what point will Boeing call it a day. Already they face higher closing costs as per the report.
We have just seen a string of MoUs being firmed by Embraer. I think this was purposedly done before the tie-up, to increase the value of the assets brought by Embraer, and as a consequence the price Boeing has to pay for an 80 % stake in the joint-venture.