An Update on the E2 Program at Embraer - AirInsight
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April 7, 2018 - AirInsight by Ernest S. Arvai
With the first delivery of the E2 Jets family to Widerøe on 4 April 2018, AirInsight had an opportunity to meet with a number of engineers at Embraer, take a technical walk through of the airplane, and obtain a technical update on this program, highlights of which we will follow.
The E2 jets, while a derivative of the EJet series, are quite a different aircraft, with about 75% of the components on the airplane being different than their predecessors. This compares with about 5% on the A320neo, which is primarily a re-engining program. The list of what's different on the E2 is impressive, including avionics, new wings for each model, the fuselage, engines, landing gear, stabilizer, and multiple aircraft systems, all brought together with a fourth generation fly by wire system developed internally at Embraer. Despite all of these changes, the aircraft emerged ahead of schedule, under budget, and with better than promised performance while retaining a common type rating and easy pilot transition.
The E190-E2 and E195-E2 were designed as mainline airplanes, with economic performance competitive with larger A320neo, CSeries, and 737MAX models. Embraer took a relatively clean sheet design to its derivative aircraft. incorporating customer learning from the more than 1,400 EJets already in service. From over 1,000 customer suggestions, 97% were acted upon, and 94% of those were incorporated into the final aircraft design. This is "not your father's Oldsmobile."
E2 Enhancements over EJets
Avionics are a major upgrade in the E2, despite having a similar cockpit layout as the E1. The E2 features four larger displays in portrait mode, versus 5 smaller displays for the E1. In addition, the E2 becomes the first commercial aircraft to offer synthetic vision to aid the pilot in poor weather conditions. Synthetic vision has been available in business jets since 2008, but not in commercial aircraft, and provides enhanced safety.
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