Last week Embraer held an ceremony last week at its facilities in São José dos Campos, to presented the largest aircraft of the second generation of the E2-Jets family. The E195-E2 with the first flight scheduled for the coming months, the aircraft is expected to enter into service in the first half of 2019. Embraer will use two aircraft for the E195-E2 certification campaign.
The first prototype will be used for the aerodynamic and performance tests. The second prototype aircraft, which will also make its inaugural flight by the end of this year, will be used for the validation of maintenance tasks and of the interior.
The E195-E2 has three additional rows of seats, when compared to the current generation E195. The aircraft has two configuration options it can be configured with 120 seats in two classes of service, or up to 146 in a single class. The aircraft also has a significant increase in range of 450 nautical miles, which allows trips of up to 2,450 nautical miles.
The E2 program has a total of 690 commitments 275 of which are firm orders and 415 of which are options and purchase rights.
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