With the Embraer E2-190 certified by multiple authorities on the same day for serial production and passenger service, we now turn our eyes to the first customer of the type – Widerøe (of Norway) – and their first of the type.
This broke cover with the paintwork adorning the aircraft.
Almost ready to fly! Our first production E190-E2 moves off the assembly line this Monday for production flights. Delivery to @FlyWideroe is April 4. #flywideroeE2 #E2 #ProfitHunter #Historymakers pic.twitter.com/rQRG53tMgZ
— John S. Slattery (@Johnslattery100) March 12, 2018
Embarer are planning to deliver their first E2-190 to Widerøe on the 4th April. The airline holds a contract for up 15 E2 family aircraft, options for another 12, with three of them E190-E2 aircraft.
The aircraft will seat 114 passengers in a single class at a 29″ seat pitch.
The turnaround on the E2 series has been fast – with 56 months from formal launch of offer the type to customers to certification – and a month and a bit extra to first delivery.
Whilst the first carrier may be low profile, I’m sure airlines operating the E-190 and other Embraer family aircraft will be taking an interest in how the type performs, and if it meets the marking that the airframer has been putting into it.
Header Image – Widerøe Embraer E2-190 rolling out via John Slattery (CEO,Embraer)’s Twitter feed
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