Brazilian aeronautical company Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) Monday in Paris announced the launch of the second generation of the line of commercial jets named E-Jets E2, and which will be made up of three aircraft – E175-E2, E190-E2 and E195-E2.
According to a statement issued last week, the E190-E2 is expected to go into service in the first half of 2018, the E195-E2 is scheduled for 2019 and the E175-E2 for 2020.
At the Paris Air Show 2013, Frederico Fleury Curado, chairman of Embraer, said that total investment in the new E-Jets E2 models would be US$1.7 billion over the next eight years.
Configured as a single class aircraft the E175-E2 has an extra row of seats compared to the current E175 and will have capacity for up to 88 passengers, whilst the E190-E2 will be the same size as the E190, which ahs up to 106 seats.
The E195-E2, compared to the current E195, has an extra three rows of seats and can carry up to 132 passengers.
Embraer expects demand of 6,400 commercial jets with capacity of up to 130 passengers over the next 20 years. (macauhub)