Embraer has delivered its first narrow-body aircraft E190-E2 to Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline on 4 April 2018 at a ceremony held at its facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
The E190-E2 powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1700G and PW1900G geared turbofan engines, is the first of three new-generation aircraft having seating capacity of 80 to 146-seats, to be introduced through 2021.
Widerøe’s E190-E2 is configured with 114 seats in a single-class layout. Widerøe has ordered 15 E-Jets E2s including 12 jets on purchase rights valued at USD 873 million.
The Norwegian airline will start flying the new aircraft on domestic routes later this month.
The E190-E2 received Type Certification on February 28. It is the first time an aircraft program with the level of complexity of the E2 has received Type Certificates simultaneously from three major worldwide authorities: Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
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