Embraer to Roll Out First Next Generation E190-E2 February
Embraer plans to roll out its first next-generation E-Jet, an E190-E2, on February 25 at its headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
According to ATWOnline.com, the E190-E2’s first flight is slated for the second half of 2016 with first deliveries expected to take place in 2018.
“It will be gratifying to see the first E190-E2 leave the hangar towards the tests that will lead to the inaugural flight,” Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO Paulo Cesar Silva said in a statement. “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.”
Embraer has secured 267 firm orders since the E2 program was launched at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The program will also include the E195-E2, set to enter service in 2019, and the E175-E2, set to enter service in 2020.
The E2s will be exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1900G geared turbofan engines.