Embraer Launches “E2”, the Second Generation of E-Jets

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1_E-Jets_E2_cam28 (1)Embraer SA has announced the launch of the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, named the E-Jets E2 and comprising three new aircraft – E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2. The E190-E2 is expected to enter service in the first half of 2018.  The E195-E2 is slated to enter service in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020.
“After more than a decade of success, the E-Jets have become a fixture in commercial airline fleets around the world,” said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer SA President and CEO.  “The launch of the E2 builds on our vision to offer leading-edge commercial jets with a capacity right-sized for 70 to 130 seats, seamless mainline comfort, and performance for flexible and efficient utilisation by regional, low-cost, and network carriers.”
In a typical single-class layout, the E175-E2 was extended by one seat row, compared to the current generation E175, and will seat up to 88 passengers, while the E190-E2 keeps the same size as the E190, of up to 106 seats.  The E195-E2, compared to the current E195, has grown three seat rows and will accommodate up to 132 seats.
“Our strategy is to offer all the benefits of a clean-sheet design, but with the reliability of a mature platform and commonality with current generation E-Jets,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, “We have been continually investing in the E-Jets program, so that our customers can stay competitive with aircraft that have the lowest operating costs and the highest passenger appeal, today and in the future.  I’m confident that with our mature global support network, the compelling operating economics, and the benchmark cabins of the airplanes, both existing and prospective customers will recognize the benefits of the E-Jets E2.”
Embraer says the application of advanced technologies for engines, wings, and avionics: “distinguishes the E-Jets E2 by providing airlines with maximum efficiency gains and no compromises,” while maintaining commonality with its current E-Jets.  The company points to new aerodynamically advanced, high-aspect ratio, distinctively shaped wings, improved systems and avionics, including 4th generation full fly-by-wire flight controls, and Pratt & Whitney’s PurePowerTM Geared Turbofan high by-pass ratio engines (PW1700G on the E175-E2, PW1900G on the E190-E2 and E195-E2), saying they will result in double-digit reductions in fuel consumption, emissions, noise and maintenance costs, and increased aircraft availability.  The manufacturer adds that E-Jets E2 will be capable of achieving similar costs per seat of larger re-engined narrowbody aircraft, with significantly lower costs per trip, thus creating new opportunities for lower risk development of new markets and fleet right-sizing by airlines.
Embraer says cockpit commonality with current generation E-Jets was a key driver in the design definition for a smooth transition for pilots who will fly the E2.

Known for its cabins, with no middle seats, Embraer says the E-Jets passenger experience will be further enhanced in the E2 generation.  UK design firm Priestmangoode was contracted to jointly develop the aircraft cabin with Embraer.  The interiors will establish a new benchmark in cabin design, improve the passenger experience, and deliver a more comfortable and improved environment, tailored to passengers’ needs, while maximising airlines’ operational efficiency.
Other suppliers and partners for the E-Jets E2 have been announced previously: Liebherr (control systems for flaps and slats), Moog (fly-by-wire), Rockwell Collins (horizontal stabiliser control system), UTC Aerospace Systems (wheels, brakes, APU, electrical system), Intertechnique (engine and APU fuel feed, pressure refuelling, fuel transfer, fuel tank inerting and ventilation, and fuel gauging and control), Crane Aerospace & Electronics (electronic control module for landing gear, brake control systems and proximity sensors), Triumph (fuselage segments, rudder and elevators) and Aernnova Aerospace (vertical and horizontal stabilizers).
Embraer estimates its total investments on the new E-Jets E2 models to be US$ 1.7 billion over the next eight years.  It foresees a demand for 6,400 commercial jets with capacity of up to 130 seats, over the next 20 years.

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One Response to Embraer Launches “E2”, the Second Generation of E-Jets

  1. Marcelo Caetano de Melo says:

    Better late than never

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