The first flight of E190-E2

Today, the Embraer E190E2 has taken flight for the first time from the company’s facilities in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Of a next-generation narrow-body jet slated to enter service in 2018.

The E190-E2 is the first aircraft in Embraer’s regional E-Jet lineup with new engines and wings aimed at improving fuel efficiency by at least 16 percent.

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Embraer is also expanding the size and range of its largest commercial jet, the E195, whose next generation enters service in 2019, posing a direct challenge to the new C Series produced by rival Bombardier Inc.

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