The second generation of commercial aircraft produced by Brazilian manufacturer – Embraer - boasts significant steps forward in design and efficiency, leading to less fuel burn and less CO2 emissions.
The E-Jets E2, the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, comprised of the E175-E2, E190-E2 and E195-E2, update their current models and have been constructed with advanced wings, engines and avionics. These jets, seating between 88 and 132 passengers, will enter into service from 2018.
The E-Jets E2 aircraft utilise high-aspect ratio wings with a distinctive, swept tipped wing structure that optimises the aerodynamics, reducing drag.
The application of advanced technologies for engines, wings and avionics provides airlines with substantial efficiency gains, whilst maintaining commonality with current E-Jets. New aerodynamically advanced, high-aspect ratio, distinctively shaped wings, improved systems and avionics, including 4th generation full fly-by-wire flight controls, and Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan, engines will result in double-digit reductions in fuel consumption, emissions, noise and maintenance costs, and increased aircraft availability.
The E-Jets E2 will be capable of achieving similar costs per seat of larger re-engined narrowbody aircraft, with significantly lower costs per trip, thus creating new opportunities for lower risk development of new markets and fleet right-sizing by airlines.
Additional features include Honeywell’s Primus Epic 2 advanced integrated avionics system with large landscape displays, advanced graphics capabilities, and Honeywell’s Next Generation Flight Management System. This system is already in development with current E-Jets generation and will provide exceptional pilot situational awareness and flexibility for continuous innovation on the flight deck.