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    ATW Online; Thursday February 25, 2016
    Embraer Rolls Out E190-E2 Aircraft
    Embraer has rolled out its first next-generation E-Jet, an E190-E2, at its factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The E190-E2’s first flight is slated for the second half of 2016 with first deliveries expected to take place in 2018. The E2s are exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1900G geared turbofan engines.

    Before a crowd of several thousand Embraer employees and invited guests - following flyovers from aircraft from Embraer’s three aviation divisions (commercial jets, executive jets and defense systems) and a welcome greeting from Embraer president and CEO, commercial aviation Paulo Cesar Silva - the doors of hanger F-300 slowly opened to reveal the first assembled prototype of the E190-E2 jet, which gradually rolled out onto the tarmac before stopping, its nose several meters away from the gathered crowd.

    “The rollout held today [Feb. 25] marks the completion of the assembly of the first E190-E2 and paves the way for the start of the tests that will lead to first flight,” Embraer SVP-operations and COO-commercial aviation Luis Carlos Affonso said.

    Four prototypes of the E190-E2 will be created for the aircraft’s certification process. Assembly of the second prototype is underway; it recently had its wing junction completed, Affonso said.

    “With the world premiere of our second-generation E-Jets … [and] as a result of this event, the market’s interest in the E2 will grow even further,” Silva said. To date, the E2 program has 640 commitments, comprising 267 firm orders and 373 options and purchase rights.

    The E2 program was launched in June 2013; Embraer has invested $1.7 billion in the E2 family of aircraft. Two additional E2 aircraft will be developed and introduced over the next several years. Embraer will assemble two prototypes for its E195-E2 campaign, with entry into service expected in 2019, and three prototypes will be built for Embraer’s 175-E2 campaign, with entry into service slated for 2020.

    By: Mark Nens
    Ahem. Embraer appears to be flourishing while Bombardier is struggling with the rival CSeries. Hopefully the Pratt & Whitney GTF on this model will escape the software issues affecting the A320neo.
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    ATW Online; Monday May 23, 2016
    Embraer E190-E2 achieves first flight earlier than expected
    The Embraer E190-E2 has achieved first flight in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The first flight test aircraft of the Brazilian manufacturer’s next-generation E-Jet program flew on May 23 in a markedly low-profile manner, taking to the skies without any advance notice. It was announced by Embraer only on social media sites with a brief statement: “E190-E2 is now Airborne #E2firstflight.”

    In contrast to the first flight, the E190-E2 rolled out in Brazil to much fanfare in February with media from around the world in attendance. The first flight had not been expected until the second half of the year.

    “We are preparing for the first flight,” Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO Paulo Cesar Silva told ATW earlier this month at the Regional Airline Association (RAA) convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Last year, [it looked like] the first flight more likely would happen towards the end of [2016], and now we can say that the first flight will be at the beginning of the [year’s] second half.”

    Silva said the Pratt & Whitney PW1900G-powered E190-E2 is expected to be certified 18 months after first flight. There will be four aircraft in the flight test program; the second flight test aircraft is expected to be rolled out imminently.


    By: Aaron Karp
    Good to see a new aircraft program running ahead of schedule.
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    Embraer was so popular in Poland... Those are still flying from Germany to Poland... Boy... that's a trip

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