Embraer has received Type Certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency, the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
The E190-E2, which features new ultra-high bypass ratio engines and a completely new wing and landing gear, is the most environmentally friendly aircraft in its class, with the lowest levels of external noise and emissions. It will also have the longest maintenance intervals among single-aisle aircraft with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical utilization.
“Our development teams have once again excelled in their creativity, dedication and competence,” said Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer President & CEO. “Not only all development targets were met, but several important ones like fuel burn, performance, noise and maintenance costs came in better than originally specified.”
“It’s reasonable to now anticipate an acceleration of commercial discussions with operators around the globe” said John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Today, many of the campaigns involving the E190-E2 and its bigger sibling the E195-E2 are with new operators for Embraer – and that’s very encouraging as we continue our trajectory towards 100 E-Jets operators around the world.”
Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, is the first airline in the world to receive the brand-new E190-E2 and will put the aircraft in revenue service in April. The airline has a contract for up to 15 E2 family jets consisting of three firm orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 further E2 family aircraft.