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Say hello to the first E190-E2 prototype!

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Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil:  Embraer rolled out their new generation E190, dubbed E2 today in Brazil.  Let’s highlight some key features and updates from the E190-E1.

  • New Pratt & Whitney PW1900G(11% gain in fuel efficiency)
  • Reconfigured wing that is longer and includes raked wingtips(3.5% gain in fuel efficiency)
  • New fly-by-wire flight control system(1.5% gain in fuel efficiency)

The aircraft will begin flight testing and first aircraft delivery is expected in 2018.  With the likes of Bombardier and their new C-Series, Embraer has chosen to utilize Pratt and Whitney PurePower engines.   The engine was selected in December of 2012.  Some key features of the PW1900G:

  • New engine core
  • 50% reduction in noise
  • Lower emissions

At sea-level, static testing proved upwards of 23,000 lbs of thrust and a bypass ratio of 12:1.  The E175-E2 will feature the PW1700G, which is rated at 17,000 lbs of thrust at a bypass ratio of 9:1.

Enjoy these pictured captured at the unveiling event by Stephanie Taylor(Twitter: @LARA_StephanieT of Low Fare & Regional Airlines)

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Check out this time-lapse video of the E190-E2, courtesy of Embraer: