Posted on: 23 December 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Embraer will roll out the first of its E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft on 25 February 2016 at its headquarters in São José dos Campos.
The model to be unveiled is the E190-E2, which has its first flight scheduled for the second half of 2016 and entry into service in 2018. The other two aircraft of the second generation, the E195-E2 and E175-E2, are scheduled to enter service in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
“It will be gratifying to see the first E190-E2 leave the hangar towards the tests that will lead to the inaugural flight,” remarked Paulo Cesar Silva, president & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The second generation of E-Jets will allow current and future operators to incorporate aircraft that are even more modern, with significant reduction in operating cost and unmatched passenger comfort.”
With an investment of $1.7 billion, the E-Jets E2 programme was launched in June, 2013. Since then, the E2s have achieved a backlog of 267 firm orders, in addition to 373 options and purchase rights, with both airlines and leasing companies among the customer base.