Industry Embraer E2 receives type certifications

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Embraer has received type certifications from three different certification authorities for its E190-E2 aircraft.

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In a ceremony held at Embraer´s facility at São José dos Campos, the manufacturer announced, that it has received type certification from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). Simultaneously, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the certification.

It is the first time, that a big aircraft program receives simultaneous type certificates from three major certification authorities.

From launch of the E2 program to type certification, Embraer needed just 56 months.

Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer President & CEO said: “Having had the pleasure of launching the E-Jets E2 family back in 2013, it is very emotional for me to see the E190-E2 reach Type Certificate today, on schedule and on budget. Our development teams have once again excelled in their creativity, dedication and competence! Not only all development targets were met, but several important ones like fuel burn, performance, noise and maintenance costs came in better than originally specified [...] I want to congratulate all the teams involved in the program, everyone at Embraer played a part in this tremendous achievement, bringing to the market the best and most efficient single-aisle aircraft in the world. The E190-E2, alongside with the Legacy 450, Legacy 500 and, soon, the KC-390, positions Embraer as one of the top aerospace companies in the world.”

The Embraer E190-E2 features new wings and a new landing gear. 75% of the aircraft´s systems are new, compared to the older E190 family. The E2 is equipped with modern ultra-high bypass ratio engines and is therefore more efficient.

During the flight test program, the four E190-E2 testbeds spend over 2,000 hours in the air. The certification confirms the successful conclusion of the test program.

“Today’s certification of the E190-E2 marks a pivotal milestone in the program. It’s reasonable to now anticipate an acceleration of commercial discussions with operators around the globe” said John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

Launch customer is Widerøe, a regional carrier based in Norway. The airline expects to receive the first ever E190-E2 in April. To date, Widerøe has three E2 on order, with options to buy 12 more. Currently, Widerøe operates with 43 Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft.

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