Embraer made this announcement of April 4, 2018:
Embraer and Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, celebrated the delivery of the manufacturer’s first production E190-E2 today at a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos. The Norwegian airline will start flying the new aircraft on domestic routes later this month.
The E190-E2 is the first of three new-generation aircraft seating from 80 to 146-seat E-Jets to be introduced through 2021. Widerøe’s E190-E2 is configured with 114 seats in a single-class layout. Widerøe has contracted for up to 15 E-Jets E2s – three firm E190-E2 orders and purchase rights for an additional 12 E2s. The total value of the order is approximately USD 873 million if all rights are exercised.
The E190-E2 received Type Certification on February 28. It is the first time an aircraft program with the level of complexity of the E2 has received Type Certificates simultaneously from three major worldwide authorities: Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
The E190-E2 features new ultra-high bypass ratio engines and a completely new wing and landing gear. Compared to the first-generation E190, 75% of the aircraft systems are new. Embraer recently announced some final flight tests results confirming the E2 as the most efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market. In fuel consumption, the E190-E2 proved to be 1.3% better than originally expected, a 17.3% improvement compared to the current- generation E190. The E190-E2 is also the aircraft with the lowest level of external noise and emissions in the segment. Flight test results also confirmed the E190-E2 to be better than its original specification in takeoff performance. The aircraft’s range from airports with hot-and-high conditions, such as Denver and Mexico City, increases by 600 nm compared to current generation aircraft. Its range from airports with short runways, such as London City, also increases by more than 1,000 nm allowing the aircraft to reach destinations like Moscow and the north of Africa.
The E190-E2 will also have the longest maintenance intervals among single-aisle aircraft with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical utilization. This means an additional 15 days of aircraft utilization over ten years compared to current generation E-Jets. Another key gain is with pilot transition training time. Pilots of current-generation E-Jets will need only 2.5 days of training and no full flight simulator to be qualified to fly an E2.
Widerøe’s E190-E2 fleet will have the support of the Flight Hour Pool Program which covers more than 300 key rotable components. Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Program, which currently supports more than 40 airlines worldwide, is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment in expensive repairable inventories and resources and take advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and vast component repair service provider network. This results in significant savings in repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehouse space, and the elimination of resources required for repair management, all while providing guaranteed performance levels.
Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats. The Company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and the E-Jet families of aircraft. For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating across a range of business applications.
Widerøe today celebrated the commercial debut of the all-new Embraer E190-E2 as it took delivery of the its first copy.
The pictured Embraer E190-E2 LN-WEA also introduces a new livery for the carrier.
Previously the airline made this comment:
Widerøe is proud to be selected global launch customer for the newly developed Embraer
flagship, the E-Jet E2. Being the very first airline to put these new generation aircrafts into service, Widerøe strives to lower its carbon footprint and impact on the environment. The E2’s class leading design, combined with the very latest in propulsion technology, will certainly make Widerøe, one of the greenest airlines in the world.
Max operating speed: 890 km/h
Engines: Pratt & Whitney 1919G Geared turbofan
Wing span: 33,7 meter
Length: 36,3 meter
Number of seats: 114
Seat configuration: 2+2
Number of aircraft in order: 3
Widerøe Airlines will fly its 114-seat E190-E2, registration number LN-WEA, between Bergen and Tromsø starting on April 24. You can catch either of these flights on that day:
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WF617 TOS1115 BGO1315
On April 26, Widerøe will fly the E190-E2 between Bergen and Bodø:
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WF615 BOO1225 BGO1400
After these two inaugural flights, the operating times will change for the E190-E2 on these two routes so it’s best to check the Widerøe website for the most up-to-date information.
Starting in mid-August, Widerøe is introducing new nonstop flights between Bergen and Germany with the E190-E2. You’ll find the new aircraft on these routes:
Between Bergen and Hamburg
WF208 BGO1940 HAM2115 – Day 2,4,7
WF209 HAM2155 BGO2325 – Day 2,4,7
Between Bergen and Munich
WF218 BGO1750 MUC2015 – Day 1,3,5
WF219 MUC2110 BGO2330 – Day 1,3 5
Widerøe is expanding its domestic and international network. In the summer, the carrier will also introduce nonstop flights between Bergen and Billund and Gothenburg, and between Kristiansand and London.
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