Sao Paulo - Last month, the US engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney delivered the first two PW1900G series to the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. The engines are destined for the new E190-E2, which is due to appear next April.
While delays in deliveries of PW1000G affected Bombardier's C Series and Airbus'A320neo programs, Embraer's E190-E2 variant doesn't seem to suffer because of any delay so far.
On Monday, January 29, Pratt & Whitney announced that the first two PW1900G engines were delivered at the end of December at the Embraer's factory in São José dos Campos with plans to install them in February.
Embraer's E2 program manager, Fernando Antonio Oliveira, says the aircraft manufacturer is on track to get the plane into service in April 2018 with Norwegian launch company Widerøe as planned before. Widerøe to operate the first commercial flight of the E190-E2 on 24 April 2018 between Bergen and Tromsø.
The PW1900G, which delivers 23,000 pounds of thrust, is the only power option for the two largest models in the E2-Jet family, the E190-E2 and the E195-E2.
The E195-E2, meanwhile, will enter service at the Brazilian company Azul in the first half of 2019. The third member of the family, the E175-E2, will be equipped with the PW1700G, but its first commercial
flight is not expected before 2020/2021.
The PW1900G was certified by the US FAA in May 2017 and more recently by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency, ANAC.