Embraer’s E2 family of airliners has reached five years since the delivery of the first aircraft, celebrated the Brazilian company.
In April 2018, the manufacturer delivered the first E190-E2 to Widerøe, the Norwegian airline that was the launch customer of the aircraft.
Launched in 2013, the E2 series aimed to enhance and expand the capabilities of the successful first generation E-Jets with three versions, the E175-E2, the E190-E2 and the E195-E2.
Not considering the E175-E2, whose development was suspended, the other E2 jets have already accumulated around 75 aircraft in service over these five years.
By 2022, Embraer had delivered 69 of these jets, 51 E195-E2 and 18 E190-E2. In the first quarter of 2023, the company would have delivered six more E195-E2s to its customers, totaling approximately 75 aircraft.
More efficient and environmentally friendly
So far, however, E2’s career has not been easy. Unlike the E1, which arrived on the market without equal rivals, Embraer’s new aircraft face stiff competition from Airbus and the A220, Bombardier’s former C Series.
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In the meantime, there was still the Covid pandemic and then the issues with the supply chain. But the prospects for the E2 family are positive.
Thanks to advances in its design, with new, more efficient wings and GTF engines, supplied by Pratt & Whitney, among other aspects, the E2 manages to offer a significantly lower fuel consumption of 17.3% compared to the E190-E2 with the E190-E1, for example.
They are also quieter and less polluting, in line with environmental requirements.
Another milestone for our E-Jets E2 program! This week we completed 5 years since we delivered the first E2. It was an E190-E2 to @FlyWideroe of Norway. Both the airline and the #E2 are great examples of #sustainability. More. #Embraer #EmbraerStories pic.twitter.com/sBBwnfBMcv
— Embraer (@embraer) April 5, 2023
The backlog has gone through ups and downs, but ended 2022 with 270 aircraft ordered, 245 for the E195-E2 and 25 for the E190-E2.
More deals are expected when Embraer publishes its first quarter results, in addition to important negotiations with some potential customers, including China, a country where the company has not closed orders for a long time.