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 (AgÃªncia Nacional de AviaÃ§Ã£o Civil — ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), the company said.
It is the first time that an aircraft program with the level of complexity of the E2 has received a type certificate from three major worldwide certification authorities simultaneously.
It took just 56 months from program launch until the E190-E2 was certified. 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.
The flight test program comprised four prototype aircraft which were subjected to rigorous testing. The E190-E2 test fleet completed over 2,000 flight hours. Some 45,000 hours of tests were conducted in laboratories with rigs for aircraft avionics, flight controls, and electrical, hydraulic, and environmental systems.
Embraer is the world´s manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats. The company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and E-Jet families of aircraft. For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating across a range of business applications.