Will Embraer Continue With Near-Term E175-E2 Certification?
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August 28, 2020 - by Ben Goldstein for aviationweek.com
Will Embraer continue with the near-term certification of the E175-E2, or will the program be canceled or stretched out?
Aviation Week Regulatory and Air Transport Editor Ben Goldstein responds:
Embraer will continue development of the E175-E2, though its planned entry-into-service timeline has been delayed until 2023—from previous estimates of late 2021 to early 2022. The company attributes the slip to the weakened outlook for commercial aviation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
No firm orders for the E175-E2 have been recorded to date, suggesting an uncertain future for the type, although Embraer executives insist it will enter service "with more than adequate time . . . to meet market demand for the jet."
Regional operators contracting with the Big Three U.S. network carriers remain barred from operating the E175-E2 by pilot contract scope clauses, limiting...