E2 jet out of the hangar
The Embraer E2 family is ushering in a new generation of E-Jets, and the PurePower PW1900G engines are not the only new feature. Entry into service is planned for 2018.
Spring offered the public their first chance to see Embraer’s next generation of E jets, featuring an improved bypass ratio thanks to new PW1900G engines. The engines seem almost bulky sitting with their oversize fans alongside the slimline fuselage. They are not the only new feature: there are also aerodynamically optimized wings, an updated fly-by-wire control system and other overhauled systems aimed at reducing fuel consumption, emissions and noise. Compared to previous E jets, range has also increased. The Brazilian manufacturer holds a market share of over 50 percent in this aircraft segment. The E190 E2’s maiden flight is scheduled for this year, and entry into service for 2018. The E2 family also includes the E175-E2 and the E195-E2, which will fly exclusively with PW1000G engines. Depending on the configuration, the E2 jets accommodate between 80 and 132 passengers.