Embraer has received type certification for the E190-E2 from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
It is the first time that an aircraft programme with the level of complexity of the E2 has received a type certificate from three major worldwide certification authorities simultaneously, Embraer says.
The E190-E2 is the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft. It took 56 months from programme launch until the E190-E2 was certified.
Four prototype aircraft completed over 2,000 hours of flight testing and 45,000 hours of ground tests.
John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said: “Today’s certification of the E190-E2 marks a pivotal milestone in the programme. It’s reasonable to now anticipate an acceleration of commercial discussions with operators around the globe.
“Today, many of the campaigns involving the E190-E2 and it’s bigger sibling the E195-E2 are with new operators for Embraer – and that’s very encouraging as we continue our trajectory towards 100 E-Jets operators around the world.”
Watch our video interview with John Slattery about the E190-E2, taken late last year:
Scandinavia’s Widerøe is the first airline in the world to receive the E190-E2 and will put the aircraft in revenue service in April. The airline has a contract for up to 15 E2 family jets consisting of three firm orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 further E2 family aircraft.
Embraer says it has logged more than 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries for the E-Jets programme.