The Embraer E175-E2 has made its inaugural flight, taking off from a facility in São José dos Campos.
The E175-E2 is the third member of the E-Jets E2 family, with the maiden flight kicking off a rigorous 24-month test campaign.
“Today’s flight of the E175-E2 marks the completion of our vision to produce a family of new-generation commercial aircraft that bring unparalleled cost savings to our customers, exceptional comfort for their passengers, and fewer emissions for the planet,” said John Slattery, chief executive, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
“The E190-E2 and the E195-E2 are already stellar performers.
“The E175-E2 is just as impressive.
“We’re eager to get working on certification.
“My sincere thanks to every Embraer employee who helped make this day possible.”
The E175-E2 departed at 11:07 local time from the runway adjacent to Embraer’s Faria Lima complex and flew for two hours and 18 minutes.
Embraer’s captain Mozart Louzada commanded the aircraft along with first officer Wander Almodovar Golfetto, and flight engineers Gilberto Meira Cardoso and Mario Ito.
The aircraft took off and landed with fly-by-wire controls in normal mode.
The crew evaluated aircraft performance, flight quality and systems…