E190-E2 delivered

Embraer handed over the initial customer E190-E2 to launch operator Widerøe on April 4.

Embraer delivered the first customer E190-E2 to launch operator Wideroe at its São José dos Campos facility on April 4. The aircraft, currently PR-EFL (c/n 19020009) and to be re-registered LN-WEA, was due to start operations with the Norwegian regional airline on April 24 on the Bergen–Tromsø route. The aircraft was scheduled to route Sao Paulo– Recife–Las Palmas–Aberdeen– Bergen on its delivery flight.

The E190-E2 is the first of three newgeneration 80 to 146-seat E-Jets to be introduced in the next few years, with the larger E195-E2 due for certification and delivery next year and the smaller E175-E2 in 2021. The E190-E2 received type certification on February 28 from Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil, the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency. The E190-E2 features Pratt & Whitney PW1715G ultra-high bypass ratio engines and a completely new wing and landing gear compared to the first-generation E190 According to Embraer, the E190-E2 offers a 17.3% fuel burn improvement over the firstgeneration aircraft.

Widerøe’s E190-E2 is configured with 114 seats in a single-class layout. The carrier has contracted for up to 15 E-Jets E2s consisting of three firm E190-E2s and purchase rights for an additional 12 E2 family aircraft. These are Widerøe’s first jets. Embraer has now delivered more than 1,400 E-Jets in total. Mark Broadbent