Finding the FACTOR

How do you improve an already popular range of airliners, which themselves are modern by industry standards? Embraer believes its new E2 family is the answer, as Bernie Baldwin explains.

When your sectorleading family of aircraft has only been in service for seven years, calls for an upgrade or even a new type are not what you might expect. But that’s what executives at Embraer found themselves facing in 2011 after Boeing confirmed its plans for the 737 MAX family on 30 August that year.

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