Embraer E175 E-2 first flight

EMBRAER’S E175-E2 COMPLETES ITS FIRST FLIGHT

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SAO PAULO – For the first time Embraer has made a test flight with the prototype of the new E175-E2; the smallest member of the E2 family. Embraer has not received orders for the aircraft yet, but it will be subjected to an intensive test program in the coming 2 years. Embraer is planning to complete the programme by the end of 2021.

First Flight

The E175-E2 took off for the first time on December 12, 2019. After a flight of 2 hours and 18 minutes, the aircraft landed safely back at Sao Jose dos Campos, home to Embraer’s Faria Lima manufacturing complex.

The aircraft took off and landed with fly-by-wire (FBW) controls in normal mode. The maiden flight was used to evaluate aircraft performance, flight quality and systems behavior.

Video: Embraer

Youngest and smallest family member

According to Embraer, the 175-E2 can be equipped with a maximum of 90 seats and is 16 percent more efficient in terms of fuel consumption than the current Embraer 175.

In addition to the E175-E2, Embraer also offers the larger E190-E2 and E195-E2.

Embaer 195-E2 (PR-ZIQ) inflight at Paris Airshow 2019
The Embaer 195-E2 ‘Profit Hunter’ performing a demo at the 2019 Paris Airshow. Photo: Matti Blume (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Embraer’s E2 Family

The Embraer E-Jet E2 family are medium-range jet airliners, succeeding Embraer’s original E-Jet. The program was launched at the Paris Air Show in 2013.

The first variant – the E190-E2 – made its first flight on May 23, 2016 and was certified on February 28, 2018 and entered service with Widerøe – a Norwegian airline company on April 24, 2018.

Widerøe Embraer E190-E2
A Widerøe Embraer E190-E2. Photo: Valentin Hintikka (CC BY 2.0)

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