Embraer announced (17-Jun-2013) the formal launch of the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, comprising a three aircraft family: E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2 (E-Jets E2).
- Service entry: Launch type E190-E2 is expected to enter service in 1H2018, followed by the E195-E2 in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020.
- Seating: In a typical single-class layout, the E175-E2 was extended by one seat row, compared to the current generation E175, and will seat up to 88 passengers. The E190-E2 keeps the same size as the E190, of up to 106 seats. The E195-E2, compared to the current E195, has grown three seat rows and will accommodate up to 132 seats.
- Improvements: The aircraft will feature new wings, improved systems and avionics, including full fly-by-wire flight controls, and Pratt & Whitney 'PurePower' geared turbofan engines (PW1700G on the E175-E2, PW1900G on the E190-E2 and E195-E2). They will also posses cockpit commonality with current generation E-Jets. Embraer expects the improvements will result in double-digit reductions in fuel consumption, emissions, noise and maintenance costs, and increased aircraft availability.
- Priestmangoode (cabin design);
- Liebherr (control systems for flaps and slats);
- Moog (fly-by-wire);
- Rockwell Collins (horizontal stabilizer control system);
- UTC Aerospace Systems (wheels, brakes, APU, electrical system);
- Intertechnique (engine and APU fuel feed, pressure refueling, fuel transfer, fuel tank inerting and ventilation, and fuel gauging and control);
- Crane Aerospace & Electronics (electronic control module for landing gear, brake control systems and proximity sensors);
- Triumph (fuselage segments, rudder and elevators);
- Aernnova Aerospace (vertical and horizontal stabilizers).
- Investment: Embraer estimates its total investments on the new E-Jets E2 models to be USD1.7 billion over the next eight years.
The company stated the E-Jets E2 will be capable of achieving similar costs per seat of larger re-engined narrowbody aircraft, with significantly lower costs per trip, thus creating new opportunities for lower risk development of new markets and fleet right-sizing by airlines. Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO Paulo Cesar Silva said the company’s strategy with its second generation E-Jets (E-Jets E2) is to “offer all the benefits of a clean-sheet design, but with the reliability of a mature platform and commonality with current generation E-Jets.” [more - original PR]