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Embraer unveils first E2 jet

Embraer on Thursday 25 February officially rolled out the first E190 E2 aircraft, the first of a new generation of E-jet single aisle airliners from Brazil. The aircraft appeared from the production hangar in a ceremony held at Embraer’s headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil. Hundreds of eployees and invited Embraer stakeholders witnessed the event.

The new jet is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PW1900G engines To date, Embraer has received orders, options and letters of intent for more than 640 E-Jets E2s. Embraer is planning on the first flight of the E190-E2 to take place in 2016, with deliveries expected for 2018.

Pratt & Whitney’s collaboration with Embraer on the E2 program began in January 2013 when Embraer selected the GTF engine as the exclusive power for their second generation of E-Jets. This milestone follows the start of the PW1900G engine’s flight test program which began in November 2015.

The E2 enter a competive market with the Bombardier CSeries, Mitsubishi MRJ and Chinese designs all looking for a share. All aircraft have the Pratt & Whitney engine in common.

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Azul finalizes firm-up: 30 to 50 E-Jets

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has finalized the 30 firm orders for the Embraer E195-E2 jets, plus holds purchase rights for another 20 of these aircraft. The deal was signed on 21 May 2015.

Of course, Brazilian Embraer is really happy. “In the name of Embraer’s 19,000 employees, I want to thank Azul for choosing us,” says Paulo César Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

The contract for the E-Jets E2 has an estimated value of USD 3.2 billion if all purchase rights are converted to firm orders. The firm orders will be included in Embraer’s 2015 second-quarter backlog. The first delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.

Currently, Azul has a total of 82 E-Jets in service and another six E195s on order. It operates the largest fleet of E195s in the world. Azul is the airline with the greatest number of destinations served in Brazil. The company has a fleet of 143 aircraft, more than 10,000 employees, over 900 departures per day, 100+ destinations being served, and one-third of all the departures in the country.

With this firm order from Azul, the E-Jets E2 backlog reaches 242 firm orders, plus 348 options and purchase rights. The first delivery of an E-Jets E2 (the E190-E2) is planned for the first semester of 2018. The E195-E2 is scheduled to enter service in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020. Embraer’s E-Jets E2s have Pratt & Whitney PurePowerTM Geared Turbofan high by-pass ratio engines (PW1700G on the E175-E2, PW1900G on the E190-E2 and E195-E2). Combined with new aerodynamically wings, full fly-by-wire flight controls, and improvements to other systems, the E2s are set to deliver reductions in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise compared to earlier models and other aircraft.

Source: Embraer
Featured image: Computer rendering of the new E195-E2 of Azul (Image © Embraer)

Embraer sets eyes on Amsterdam

Embraer is moving all of its European activities from Paris to Amsterdam, the company revealed this weekend. The Dutch capital will be the European hub for the Embraer sales division and maintenance activities. Amsterdam Schiphol could be the obvious choice for the latter, but Lelystad airport may also come into view.

Operations in Africa should also be led from Amsterdam, which undoubtedly was chosen because of the favourable Dutch tax climate. The move is thought to create 300 Dutch jobs. Brazilian company Embraer is the third largest aircraft manufacturer worldwide, following Boeing and Airbus. The main activities will remain in Brazil.

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Featured image: A KLM Embraer 195 at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. (Image © KLM)

Firm Indian order for 50 E-Jet E2s

Computer rendering of the Air Costa E190-E2 (Image © Embraer)
Computer rendering of the Air Costa E190-E2 (Image © Embraer)

India’s Air Costa placed a firm order for 50 Embraer E-Jet E2s with an additional 50 purchase rights on 13 February 2014.

The acquisition is a mix of 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s and has an estimated value of USD 2.94 billion based on 2014 list prices. The purchase rights are for an additional 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s, bringing the total potential order to up to 100 aircraft and can reach USD 5.88 billion if all are exercised.

Air Costa’s has pushed Embraers E-Jet order book to 200 since the E2 program was launched in June 2013. Air Costa will take delivery of the E190-E2 in 2018. The E195-E2 is scheduled to enter service in 2019. Today, the airline flies four E-Jets: two E170s and two E190s. Air Costa is based out of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

Air Costa (www.aircosta.in) is currently connecting cities in southern India such as Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Vijayawada, as well as key secondary cities in the North and Northwest of the country.

Air Costa’s E2s will feature new-design cabins. The E190-E2 will be configured with 98 seats in dual class layout, with six seats in first class, and the E195-E2 with 118 seats, with 12 seats in the first class.

Source: Embraer