In just six months, the first E-Jet E2 will be delivered to the first customer. In April 2018, an E190-E2 will be handed over to Widerøe of Norway.
The airline will start flying its new 114-seat, single class E-Jet in revenue service the same month. The announcement was made yesterday at a press briefing in Athens, Greece, during the annual general meeting of the European Regional Airline Association (ERA – www.eraa.org).
From the outset, Embraer had planned to start delivering E2s in the first half of 2018. The April date is right on target. The E2 development team attributes the on-time delivery to the mature engineering processes that evolved from the first generation of E-Jets.
The E-Jets E2 program continues on time, on spec, and on budget.
Widerøe has three firm orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 more E2s. The airline will deploy its E2s on some of the 46 domestic and international cities in its network.