Embraer E2 mockup on its way to Sydney

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 28, 2015
Embraer vice president of Asia-Pacfic Mark Dunnachie   in front of the cabin mockup in Singapore on January 19. (Jordan Chong)
Embraer vice president of Asia-Pacfic Mark Dunnachie in front of the cabin mockup in Singapore on January 19. (Jordan Chong)

Embraer plans to showcase its new E2 family of jet aircraft in Australia in March as part of a promotional tour through the Asia-Pacific.

The Brazil-based manufacturer is expected to bring a mockup of the E2 jet to Sydney for a series of media and industry events.

Australian Aviation recently toured the E2 jet cabin mockup when it was on display in Singapore.

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The E2 jet was launched at the Paris Airshow in 2013 and features three models – the E175-E2 which seats 88 passengers in a single class configuration, the E190-E2 (106 seats) and the E195-E2 (132 seats).

The interiors of the E2 jet feature a welcome screen that can display weather information, flight details or advertising. (Jordan Chong)
The interiors of the E2 jet feature a welcome screen that can display weather information, flight details or advertising. (Jordan Chong)
The mockup's business seats are configured in a staggered format. (Jordan Chong)
The mockup’s business class seats are configured in a staggered format. (Jordan Chong)
The business table features a stand for tablet devices. (Jordan Chong)
The business class table features a stand for tablet devices. (Jordan Chong)
The economy cabin in the E2 cabin mockup. (Jordan Chong)
The economy class cabin in the E2 cabin mockup. (Jordan Chong)
Meanwhile, redesigned overhead compartments offer capacity for four roller bags. (Jordan Chong)
Meanwhile, redesigned overhead compartments offer capacity for four roller bags. (Jordan Chong)

Embraer has forecast entry into service for the E190-E2 to occur in the first half of 2018, with the E195-E2 to follow in 2019 and E175-E2 a year later.

The E2 family of jets has secured 210 firm orders and 380 commitments since launch, Embraer says.

The aircraft will be powered by Pratt and Whitney PW1700G and PW1900G geared turbofan engines.

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Embraer says its current E-jets were flown by 65 airlines in 45 countries.

In Australia, Virgin operates a fleet of 18 of the current generation E190 jets, while charter and fly-in/fly-out operator Cobham Aviation Services recently picked up its first Embraer, also an E190. Darwin-based Air North flies four E170s.

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8 Comments

  • Patrick

    says:

    You might want to correct “65 countries in 45 countries.” I’m not sure what your trying to say but I think it’s “65 airlines in 45 countries”

    Cheers Patrick

    • australianaviation.com.au

      says:

      Yes Patrick, that is what the sentence was meant to say. The story has now been fixed.
      Apologies for the error

  • marc

    says:

    I love the smaller planes 2+2 layout and quicker load/unload & turnaround times. These craft are so underrated.

  • BANKS

    says:

    Is it just me or is the staggered business class layout weird?

  • Morgan

    says:

    I hope Air NZ are looking into these aircraft… They would be perfect for some of the longer regional routes they fly, also for future Trans-Tasman routes that are currently uneconomic for an A320 or 737 to operate.

  • Red Barron

    says:

    Some interesting concepts there with the lcd display at the front of aircraft, what a great idea. Business class would be interesting to trial. I wonder who they are showing it to in March, Maybe Virgin ?? But I feel they want out of their e190’s in favour of 737’s

  • Brett

    says:

    A great aircraft made even better.

    I think we will be seeing a lot more E Jets here in the coming years as the Fokker 70, 100 and the Boeing 717 are eventually phased out.

  • norman

    says:

    Would the E175 be a suitable replacement for the QANTAS Boeing 717s

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