Friday, February 26, 2016

Embraer Rolls Out New E-Jet E2 Family Aircraft

Story by: Roberto Leiro / Photos and Graphics by: Embraer / Published: February 25, 2016

Embraer rolled out today in Sao Jose dos Campos, its new E190-E2 jet, marking the start of a new generation of regional family aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer.

"Today we have taken another step into the future of Embraer commercial aviation with the world premiere of our second-generation E-Jets," said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

This family of aircraft is the latest addition to competing new narrow-body aircraft: the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, Bombardier CSeries, Mitsubishi MRJ90 and COMAC C919 that have all been newsworthy over the last quarter.

"I'm sure that as a result of this event, the market´s interest in the E2 will grow even further, increasing the commercial success of this program throughout the world" Silva said.

The E2 family aircraft is a major upgrade to the original EJet series launched over a decade ago. The new family will comprise the E175-E2, the smallest member of the family, the E190-E2 and the stretched E195-E2.

Embraer E-190 E2 Initial Concept presented at the 50th Paris Air Show.

Embraer E-190 E2 Initial Concept presented at the 50th Paris Air Show.

Source of components of the E-Jet E2 Family AIrcraft.

Source of components of the E-Jet E2 Family AIrcraft.

Launched in 2013 during the 50th Paris Air Show, the E2 includes a new, modern wing, improved aerodynamics and systems. It also incorporates a new power plant. Embraer selected the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) PW1000G, in lieu of the General Electric CF34 used on the current aircraft in production.

E-Jets E2 Family Aircraft Technical Specifications.

E-Jets E2 Family Aircraft Technical Specifications.

These improvements altogether are sought not only to improve fuel burn, but also to reduce carbon footprint and noise levels. Additionally, the range of the E2 has been significantly increased over the current generation of aircraft. In the case of the E190-E2, range was increased by 400 nautical miles (741km) to cover distances of up to 2,800 nautical miles (5,186km).

The E2 also offers improvements in the passenger cabin. While the aircraft will retain the same fuselage cross section of the current production models, Embraer has redesigned the cabin to include larger passenger bins, keeping the same 2+2 standard seating arrangement, with 97 seats in a two-class cabin configuration or 106 in a single-class layout.

Business Class Cabin Concept for the E-Jet E2. Business Class Cabin Concept for the E-Jet E2.
2+2 Coach Cabin Layout.

2+2 Coach Cabin Layout. Notice the oversized overhead compartments. (Click to see animation)

Since its launch, the E2 has obtained 640 commitments, 267 firm orders and 373 options and purchase rights from both airline customers and leasing companies. According to Embraer, the E-Jets are being operated by about 70 customers in 50 countries. With over 50% market share, they are the global leader in the segment of up to 130 seat aircraft.

This aircraft is the first of four prototypes that will be used in the E190-E2 certification campaign. The aircraft ́s first flight is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016, and entry into service is expected to take place in 2018. Two additional planes will be added for the E195-E2 campaign, which will enter into service in 2019 and three more will be used in the E175-E2 campaign, which is scheduled to begin services a year later.

5k7s85PpRoberto Leiro is the Executive Editor at An aviation passionate since early childhood, Roberto started with other fellow enthusiasts Venezuela's first aviation photography / news organization Follow him on twitter @rleiro and reach him via e-mail at

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