E190-E2 certified

The E190-E2 was certified after a 2,000-flying hour test campaign.

Embraer’s E190-E2 has received type certification from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency, the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, the first time an aircraft programme received a type certificate from three major worldwide certification authorities simultaneously.

Embraer is planning to deliver the first customer E190-E2 to launch operator Widerøe in April, with the Norwegian airline scheduled to begin revenue services with the type at the end of that month. Other early operators will be Kazakh national carrier Air Astana and GX Airlines in China.

Embraer Commercial Aviation President and Chief Executive Officer John Slattery said certification means it is “reasonable to now anticipate an acceleration of commercial discussions with operators around the globe”. Embraer told AIR International 2018 is a “transition year” for the E-Jets programme, as the E190-E2 enters rate production. A spokesman said the company plans to deliver 85 to 95 commercial jets in 2018 with E2s forming “around 10% of this total”.