Embraer, on Wednesday delivered the first production E190-E2 to Norway’s Widerøe at a ceremony at the Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
Widerøe’s E190-E2 is configured with 114 seats in a single-class layout. Widerøe has orders for 15 E-Jets E2s including three firm orders and purchase rights for additional 12 E2s.
The E190-E2 features new ultra-high bypass ratio engines and a completely new wing and landing gear. Compared to the first-generation E190, 75% of the aircraft systems are new.
Embraer E190- E2 is one of the most efficient single-aisle aircraft in the market with fuel consumption that is 17.3% better than the current- generation E190.
Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats. About 100 customers from around the world operate the ERJ and the E-Jet with the E-Jets having over 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries.
With more than 450 daily flights to 46 domestic and international destinations, Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, carrying around 2.8 million passengers annually.
Widerøe will start flying the new aircraft on its domestic routes later this month.