Friday, February 26, 2016

Photo report: Embraer E190-E2 roll out

The E190-E2 is the first E2 jet – Embraer´s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The family also include the E175-E2 and E195-E2 and caters to the 70 to 130 seat segment.

Powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney’s PW1900G new generation engines, which, combined with new aerodynamically advanced wings, full fly-by-wire flight controls, and improvements to other systems, will deliver 16 percent reduction in fuel burn and reduced maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise.

This aircraft is the first of four prototypes that will be used in the E190-E2 certification campaign. The aircraft´s maiden flight is scheduled for the second half of 2016, with entry into service scheduled for 2018.

The PW 1900G Geared Turbofan Engines reduces fuel burn by 11 percent, 3.5 percent by the new higher aspect ratio wings and 1.5 percent is achieved due to the reduced drag from the smaller emphennage.

Two additional planes 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, which is scheduled to enter service in 2020.

The E190-E2 has the same number of seats as the current generation E190 and can be configured with 97 seats in dual class service or with 106 seats in a single class layout.

With a investment of USD 1.7 billion, the E2 program was launched in 2013, and has since then 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.

 Additionally, the range of the E190-E2 has been significantly increased over the current generation E-Jet aircraft, by 400 nautical miles, with the capacity to cover distances of 2,800 nautical miles.

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