Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer Wednesday presented the new E190-E2, the first jet aircraft of the second generation of the E-Jet family for commercial aviation, in a ceremony held at its headquarters in São José dos Campos, in the state of Sao Paulo.
The E2 programme, in which we invested 1.7 billion dollars, was launched in June 2013 and represents “Embraer’s commitment to continuously invest in the line of business jets and maintain market leadership in the segment of 70-130 seats.”
The E190-E2 is the first of four prototypes that will be used in the certification campaign, while two other planes will be involved in the E195-E2 campaign and three in the E175-E2 model’s campaign, whose entries into service are scheduled, respectively, for 2019 and 2020.
The E190-E2 will have the same number of seats as the current E190 and can be configured with 97 seats in two classes or 106 in a single class, it also offers a significant increase of 800 kilometres in range with the ability to cover distances of over 5,000 kilometres.
Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 130 seats, and since E-Jets went into service in 2004 it has received over 1,700 firm orders and delivered more than 1,200 aircraft. (macauhub/CN/BR)