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Embraer begins to assemble first E175-E2 prototype

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Embraer has started the assembly of the first prototype of the new E175-E2 jet. The new regional jet is slightly longer than its predecessor E175 and will accommodate 80 to 90 passengers.

The Embraer 175-E2 is the smallest member of the Brazilian manufacturer's new generation E2 family jets. Despite the E190-E2 and the E195-E2 sells relatively well, the E175-E2 still lacks of demand.

The only orders for the manufacturer's newly developed E175-E2 have so far came from the US regional airlines SkyWest and Trans States. But SkyWest converted its order to the older E175. It's also unclear if Trans States will finalize the order.

The aircraft is expected to make its first flight by the end of this year and enter into service in 2021.

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Embraer E2 Family

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer has so far delivered only six Embraer E190-E2 jets, including the launch customer Norwegian Wideroe. The Embraer E-195-E2, the largest variant of the family will make its commercial debut with the Brazilian airline Azul soon.