The next in the new line of Embraer E2 jets has been rolled out at the manufacturer’s São José dos Campos base.
The E2-E195 is the largest in the family of next generation E-jets, and the largest jet airliner to be built in Brazil so far. Its first prototype is PR-ZIJ.
The smaller E2-E190 has already been in testing for a year, and was flown to the Farnborough Air Show last July. This larger variant will now also enter a period of testing ahead of certification, before first deliveries are expected in 2019.
Embraer will use two aircraft for the E195-E2 certification campaign. The first prototype will be used for the aerodynamic and performance tests. The second prototype, which will also make its inaugural flight by the end of this year, will be used for the validation of maintenance tasks and of the interior.
The launch customer for the E2-E195 has not yet been announced, but should be imminently according to Embraer.
The E195-E2 has three additional rows of seats, when compared to the current generation E195, and it can be configured with 120 seats in two classes of service, or up to 146 in a single class. The aircraft also has a significant increase in range of 450 nautical miles, which allows trips of up to 2,450 nautical miles.