Embraer rolls out its first E190-E2
EMBRAER, THE world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, recently took a step in the consolidation of its leadership by presenting the E190-E2, the first E2 jet – Embraer’s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft.
The aircraft’s maiden flight is scheduled for the second half of 2016, with entry into service in 2018. The ceremony was held at the company´s plant in São José dos Campos.
“We have taken another step into the future of Embraer in commercial aviation with the world premiere of our secondgeneration E-Jets,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “I’m sure that as a result of this event, the market’s interest in the E2 will grow even further, increasing the commercial success of this programme throughout the world.”
With an investment of US$1,7-billion, the E2 programme was launched in June 2013 and reinforces Embraer’s commitment to continuously invest in its commercial aviation products, as well as maintain market leadership in the segment of 70 to 130 seats.
The aircraft will have state-of-the-art engines, which, combined with new aerodynamically advanced wings, full flyby- wire flight controls, and improvements to other systems, will deliver significant reductions in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise.
The programme has reached 640 commitments, 267 of which are firm orders and 373 of which are options and purchase rights, from both airline customers and leasing companies. Currently, the E-Jets are operating with about 70 customers in 50 countries and, with over 50% market share, they are the global leader in aircraft with up to 130 seats.
This aircraft is the first of four prototypes that will be used in the E190-E2 certification campaign. Two additional aircraft will be added for the E195-E2 campaign, entry into service for which is expected in 2019, and three more will be used in the E175-E2 campaign, scheduled to enter service in 2020.
The E190-E2 has the same number of seats as the current E190 and can be configured with 97 seats in dual class service or with 106 seats in a single class layout. In addition, the range of the E190-E2 has been significantly increased over the current generation aircraft, by 400 nautical miles, with the capacity to cover distances of up to 2 800 nautical miles............................. For the FULL ARTICLE please subscribe to our digital edition.