Sao Paulo - Embraer delivered the first copy of its new E2 family jet, an E190-E2, to Wideroe, Scandinavia's largest regional airline.
On April 4, The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer and Wideroe celebrated the delivery of the first ever E190-E2 in São José dos Campos. The new aircraft of the Norwegian company is configured to accommodate comfortably 114 passengers in one class.
It will enter commercial service later this month, between the Bergen and Tromso or Bodo airports. On January 16, 2017, Wideroe placed an order for three E190-E2 jets with rights to purchase a flexible mix of twelve E175-E2, E190-E2 and E195-E2. The contract has a potential value of $ 873 million. The second E190-E2 will be delivered to Wideroe in May and the third in June.
The E190-E2 is an impressive aircraft. It is the ideal aircraft for Wideroe as we introduce jet aircraft for the first time in the company's 84-year history,said Stein Nilsen chief executive of Wideroe.
I am confident that our passengers will love the cabin, our operators will adopt the new technology, while our financial staff will appreciate the savings that the aircraft allows. I believe everyone will celebrate the fact that as a launch customer, we are the first airline to fly the world's most environmentally friendly aircraft,he added.
It's a historic day for Embraer. The delivery of the first E190-E2 marks the pursuit of a real success in the global aviation, according to John Slattery, CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
The E190-E2 received type certification on February 28 simultaneously from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil, the FAA in the US (Federal Aviation Administration) and the European Aviation Safety Agency ( EASA). The E190-E2 has new engines, new wing structure, and landing gear.
Compared to the first-generation E190, 75 percent of the systems are new.
Embraer's tests have confirmed that E190-E2's performance is 1.3% better than expected, an improvement of 17.3% over the E190 of the current generation. The E190-E2 is also the aircraft with the lowest level of noise and Carbon footprint in the segment.
The flight test results also confirmed that the E190-E2 was better than its original specification for take-off performance. The range of aircraft from hot and high airports such as Denver and Mexico City is extended by 600 nm compared to current generation aircraft.
From short runways, such as London City, it is also higher by more than 1000 nm, allowing the plane to reach destinations such as Moscow and North Africa.
The E190-E2 will also have the longest maintenance intervals among single-aisle aircraft, with 10,000 flight hours for basic controls. That means an additional 15 days of use over ten years compared to the E-Jets of the current generation.
To date, Embraer has received 228 firm orders for the new E2 family. The second operator will be Air Astana in the second half of 2018.