Embraer says its new Generation E190-E2 single aisle passenger jet is demonstrating better efficiency and performance characteristics than expected, during the ongoing flight tests.
The aircraft proved to be 1,3% more fuel efficient than originally expected, which represents a 17,3% improvement when compared to the current generation E190, and nearly 10% better than its direct competitor.
The E190-E2 also becomes the most environmentally friendly aircraft in the segment, with the lowest level of external noise and emissions. The cumulative margin to ICAO Stage IV noise limit increases from 17 to 20 EPNdB, which results in 2 EPNdB better than its direct competitor.
Flight test results also confirmed the E190-E2 to be better than its original specification in takeoff performance. The aircraft’s range from airports with hot-and-high conditions, such as Denver and Mexico City, increases by 600 nm compared to current generation aircraft.
Its range from airports with short runways, such as London City also increases by more than 1,000 nm allowing the aircraft to reach destinations like Moscow and the north of Africa.
E190-E2 also becomes the aircraft with the longest maintenance intervals in the single aisle market with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit in typical E-Jets utilization. This means additional 15 days of aircraft utilization in a period of ten years compared to current generation E-Jets.
Another key program target where the E190-E2 obtained better results than initial expectations is in pilots transition training time. Pilots of Current generation E-Jets will need only 2.5 days of training and no full flight simulator to fly an E2.
The E190-E2 will commence commercial flight operations with Norway based Widerøe airliner on April 24th from Bergen to Tromsø.
In a dual class configuration , the E190-E2 can seat 96 passengers, while in single class layout it can seat up to 114 passengers.
The aircraft has a Maximum Takeoff Weight of 51,800 kg / 114,199 lb, Maximum Payload of 13,047 kg / 28,764 lb, Service Ceiling of 41,000 ft and a Range of 2,450 nm / 4,537 km.