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June 24, 2024
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Embraer has disclosed another iteration of its new turboprop concept. After a low wing version with wing-mounted engines, it now seems to favor a layout with rear-fuselage mounted engines. The latest version was shown during an online presentation on August 13 of Embraer’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy, live from Brazil. Embraer’s turboprop concept gets rear-mounted engines.

The first animated picture of the turboprop, unofficially dubbed the ‘E3’, was casually posted on Twitter ‘for illustration only’ in October 2020. This was the low-wing concept with a T-tail, although it is believed Embraer has also looked at a high wing option. Since then, the design has been tweaked but has now evolved into an airplane not dissimilar to the CBA-123 Vector push rotor of the nineties or the ERJ140 regional jet series. The turboprop has a long fuselage, low, very thin, and ‘clean’ wings, still a bulgy belly fairing (center fuel tank and/or batteries ?), rear-mounted engines, and a T-tail.


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Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.