Embraer has presented the E190-E2, the first E2 jet, Embraer´s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, the airline said.
The aircraftÂ´s maiden flight is scheduled for the second half of 2016, with entry into service scheduled for 2018. The ceremony was held at the companyÂ´s plant in Sao Jose dos Campos.
With an investment of USD 1.7 billion, the E2 program was launched in June 2013 and reinforces Embraer´s commitment to continuously invest in its commercial aviation products as well as maintain market leadership in the segment of 70 to 130 seats.
The aircraft will have state-of-the-art engines, which, combined with new aerodynamically advanced wings, full fly-by-wire flight controls, and improvements to other systems, will deliver significant reductions in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise.
Since the E2 was launched, the program has reached 640 commitments, 267 of which are firm orders and 373 of which are options and purchase rights, from both airline customers and leasing companies.
Embraer makes 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. It is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security.