The E175-E2 jet aeroplane of Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer, the third of the E-Jets E2 family, on Thursday, had its inaugural flight, taking off from the company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, according to an official announcement.
Embraer will use three aeroplanes in the campaign for the certification of the E175-E2, and the first and second prototypes will be used for aerodynamic, performance and systems tests and the third prototype to validate maintenance tasks, and the aircraft will be equipped with an interior.
The E175-E2 can be configured with 80 seats in two classes or up to 90 in a single class, and the company claims that will save up to 16% in fuel and 25% in maintenance costs per seat in comparison with the E175 model.
In Angola, Embraer has expressed an interest in negotiating with the government of the country to sell its newest commercial aircraft, the E195-E2 with a capacity for up to 146 passengers, for international routes.
“The E195-E2 consumes 30% less fuel than the B737-700, and its maintenance cost is nearly 40% less than the current aircraft used by TAAG,” said the vice president of sales for Africa and the Middle East, Raul Villaron. (macauhub)