Saturday, 27 February 2016

Embraer roll out the E2

Embraer have rolled out the first prototype of their updated E-Jet series, starting with the E-190 E2. The E2 series benefits from next generation geared turbofans, specifically the PW 1000G series, which is also in use on the Mitsubishi MRJ, Bombardier C-Series, Irkut MC-21 and as an option on the A320neo. Other changes include the replacement of winglets with raked wingtips (but a larger overall wingspan), and the introduction of a full fly-by-wire system. The E175-E2 and E195-E2 are both slightly longer than their E1 counterparts, while the E190-E2 retains the same fuselage as the E190-E1. Current airline customers include Skywest of the USA, Air Costa of India, Tianjin of China and Azul of Brazil.