Embraer Commercial Aviation brought together more than 50 airlines and leasing companies, and 40 suppliers and trading partners to the city of Campinas, a major city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, between October 19 and 21, for the 2015 global edition of the Embraer Operators Conference (EOC).
The highlight of the event took place on Tuesday, the 20th, when EOC participants flew to Embraer headquarters, in São José dos Campos, and visited the first prototype of the E-Jets E2, an E2-E190 model. The plane is now entering the final assembly process and EOC guests, about 400 people, were able to see firsthand the fuselage painted, and the wings already installed.
The first delivery of an E-Jet E2 (E190-E2) is scheduled for the first half of 2018. The E195-E2 is scheduled to enter service in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020. Embraer plans to maintain market leadership in the segment of 70-130 seats, in which the E-Jets currently hold over 50% market share in orders and 60% in deliveries. Currently, the E-Jets operate with 70 airlines in some 50 countries.
The E2 is supposed to have new, higher aspect ratio, wings. I gather they are still made from aluminium.
How different are the E2 wings from the current E-Jet wings?