Posted on: 25 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Embraer has completed the rollout ceremony of the E190-E2 today at the company’s plant in São José dos Campos.
Distinguished guests included Lieutenant Brigadier Nivaldo Luis Rossato, commander of the Brazilian Air Force; Carlinhos Almeida, mayor of São José dos Campos; and Alexandre Gonçalves Silva, chairman of the board, Embraer.
The day was as much about celebrating the history of the E-Jet family as it was about introducing its newest member. Before the aircraft was revealed, Jacqueline Dallabona, Brazilian actress and model, announced, “On a bright October morning almost 15 years ago, we presented the first Embraer E-Jet to the world. Since then, the E-Jets family of airplanes has become the cornerstone of airline fleets on every continent.
t“More than 1200 E-Jets have been delivered, a first generation of E-Jets that helped transform airlines, the industry, and the way people fly. E-Jets allowed airlines to open new markets, to expand new networks, link more cities and give more choices to their customers. E-Jets even introduced affordable air travel to people who have never flown before. And now, we’re introducing the new generation of E-Jets,” Dallabona concluded.
The E190-E2 which was displayed is the first of four prototypes which will be used in the type’s certification campaign. The maiden flight is scheduled for the latter half of this year, while entry into service is due to take place in 2018.
“Today we have taken another step into the future of Embraer Commercial Aviation with the world premiere of our second generation E-Jets,” commented Paulo Cesar Silva, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “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 programme throughout the world.”
Stephanie Taylor, assistant editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines / LARAnews.netSão José dos Campos, Brazil