Embraer rolls out first next-gen E-Jet

Crowd of guests and employees see E190-E2 in Brazil
Embraer has rolled out its first next-generation E-Jet, the E190-E2, at its factory in São José dos Campos in Brazil. The aircraft’s first flight is slated for the second half of 2016, with first deliveries taking place in 2018.
In front of a crowd of several thousand employees and guests, the doors of the hanger slowly opened to reveal the first assembled prototype of the E190-E2, which rolled out onto the tarmac before stopping, its nose several meters from the crowd.
With an investment of US$1.7 billion (€1.54 billion), the E2 program was launched in June 2013 and reinforces what Embraer says is its commitment to continuously invest in its commercial aviation products as well as maintain market leadership in the segment of 70 to 130 seats.
Exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1900G geared turbofan engines, the aircraft will have new aerodynamically advanced wings, full fly-by-wire flight controls and improvements to other systems, delivering significant reductions in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions and external noise.
The program has reached 640 commitments so far, 267 of which are firm orders and 373 options and purchase rights, from both airlines and leasing companies.
At the moment, the E-Jets are operating with around 70 customers in 50 countries and, with over 50% market share, they are the global leader in the aircraft segment of up to 130 seats.
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