Embraer will roll out the E2 on February 25
São José dos Campos, Brazil, December 24, 2015 - Embraer will roll out the first jet of the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, the E-Jets E2, on February 25, 2016. The ceremony will take place at Embraer headquarters, in São José dos Campos, and the model to be presented is the E190-E2, which has its first flight scheduled for the second half of 2016 and entry into service in 2018. The other two aircraft of the second generation, the E195-E2 and E175-E2, are scheduled to enter service in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
“It will be gratifying to see the first E190-E2 leave the hangar towards the tests that will lead to the inaugural flight,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The second generation of E-Jets will allow current and future operators to incorporate aircraft that are even more modern, with significant reduction in operating cost and unmatched passenger comfort.”
With an investment of USD 1.7 billion, the E-Jets E2 program was launched in June, 2013. Since then, the E2s have achieved a backlog of 267 firm orders, in addition to 373 options and purchase rights, having airlines and leasing companies among its customers. Currently, the family of E-Jets is in operation with some 70 customers in 50 countries.
The E2 program reaffirms Embraer’s commitment to continuously invest in the company’s line of commercial jets and to maintain its leadership position in the 70 to 130-seat aircraft segment. The aircraft will have state-of-the-art Pratt & Whitney PurePowerTM Geared Turbofan high by-pass ratio engines (PW1700G on the E175-E2, PW1900G on the E190-E2 and E195-E2). Combined with new aerodynamically advanced wings, full fly-by-wire flight controls, and improvements to other systems, the E2s will deliver significant reductions in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise.
About Embraer Commercial Aviation
Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets that seat up to 130 passengers. Nearly 900 aircraft from the 37, 44 and 50-seat ERJ 145 family of regional jets have been delivered to airlines since their introduction in 1996. The E-Jet family includes four larger aircraft that have between 70 and 130 seats. The E170, E175, E190 and E195 set the standard in their category with their advanced engineering, high degree of efficiency, spacious, ergonomic cabins with two-by-two seating, and attractive operating economics. Since the E-Jets entered revenue service in 2004, Embraer has received 1,700 firm orders for this aircraft family. More than 1,200 have been delivered.
In 2013, Embraer launched the E-Jets E2, the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft comprised of three new aircraft – E175-E2, E190-E2, E195-E2 – seating from 70 to 130 passengers. The E190-E2 is expected to enter service in the first half of 2018. The E195-E2 is slated to enter service in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020.
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