Embraer E175 becomes more economic

The first E175 with improved fuel consumption reducing aerodynamics on its roll-out on 12 March 2014 (Image © Embraer)
The first E175 with improved fuel consumption reducing aerodynamics on its roll-out on 12 March 2014 (Image © Embraer)

Embraer Commercial Aviation rolled out the first E175 at its São José dos Campos facility in Brazil on 12 March 2014 featuring a range of aerodynamic improvements that reduce fuel burn compared to the previous production aircraft.

The modifications include the introduction of a new wingtip, systems optimization, and streamlining of aerodynamic surfaces. The first customer delivery of the E175 with the complete package of modifications is expected in the coming weeks. Although not disclosed to whom, the update model that rolled out was in United Airlines livery.

The modified E175 aircraft recorded impressive results during several months of performance trials. Fuel consumption on a typical flight is 6.4% lower than the original E175, exceeding earlier-reported savings of up to 5%.

In 2013, four airlines in the USA (Republic Airways, United Airlines, SkyWest and American Airlines) placed 177 firm orders, 60 re-confirmable orders and 277 options for the E175.

According to the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer routes of more than 250 nautical miles (450 kilometres), the E175 offers better operating economics and greater productivity. Apart from that, we at AIRheads↑Fly just feel the aircraft looks cool for an airliner.

Source: Embraer