Embraer delivers first E190-E2 in April 2018

Embraer has confirmed tApril of 2018 as the delivery date of the first E190-E2 to Widerøe, the aircraft´s launch operator, the company said.

The announcement was made at a press briefing in Athens, Greece, during the annual general meeting of the European Regional Airline Association (ERA — www.eraa.org). Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, will begin revenue service with the aircraft shortly afterwards.

Widerøe signed a contract with Embraer for up to 15 E2 jets consisting of three firm orders for the E190-E2, the first member of the second generation of the E-Jets family, and purchase rights for 12 further E2s. The order has a potential list price value of up to USD 873 million, with all orders being exercised. The airline is configuring the E190-E2s in a comfortable single-class layout with 114 seats.

Embraer is the world´s manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats. The company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and the E-Jet families of aircraft. For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,800 orders and almost 1,400 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating across a range of business applications.