Brazilian aeronautical company Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) delivered 25 jet aircraft during the first quarter of 2018, 14 of which were delivered to airlines in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific and the remaining 11 customers were from the executive aviation segment, according to a statement released on Monday.
The main highlight of the quarter was the triple certification of the E190-E2 jet, the first aircraft of the second generation commercial E-Jets, on 28 February, by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil, United States Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
Embraer said in the statement that it was the first time an aircraft programme with the level of complexity of the E2 had been simultaneously certified by three of the world’s largest international certification authorities.
Prior to certification, Embraer announced the final results of the in-flight tests confirming the E2 as one of the most efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market, and in terms of fuel consumption, the E190-E2 proved to be 1.3% better than was originally expected, representing an improvement of 17.3% over the current generation E190.
Embraer Defesa & Segurançay announced during the Singapore Air Festival the signing of a letter of intent with aviation services company SkyTech to buy up to six KC-390 multi-mission transport aircraft. (macauhub)