The Embraer E190-E2 was named Project of the Year by the Project Management Institute. The Project of the Year award recognizes a large and complex program that best delivers superior performance in project management practices, superior organizational results, and positive impacts on society.
PMI described the E190-E2 as an extremely complex program, with a virtually new airplane, new production system, a more connected airplane, with additional customer support and a global supply chain spread throughout the US, Brazil, Europe and Asia. They also cited Embraer’s performance in bringing a new family of commercial aircraft to the market on schedule and on budget while at the same time exceeding several performance targets.
“The E2 represents a new benchmark for crossover jets, and we are honored to receive this prestigious award, recognizing the excellence of all Embraer’s teams involved in the program,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer’s Vice President of Strategy, Innovation and former COO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “I would also like to recognize the importance of the PMI in our journey towards excellence in program management, as it has provided invaluable guidance to Embraer since the 1990’s, when we decided to better structure this function within our Company.”
The E-Jets E2 program was launched in 2013 and included three new aircraft, the E175-E2, E190-E2 and E195-E2. Each of the own models has its own wing design, tailored to optimize aerodynamics for each model and advanced technology engines, avionics, and information technology. With fourth-generation fly-by-wire controls and Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, the new models achieve similar seat-mile costs as larger re-engined narrow-bodies with substantially lower trip costs.
“Embraer built a heritage out of challenging the impossible, starting with the dream of producing airplanes in a country that did not even manufacture bicycles. This passion was passed from generation to generation and 50 years later, the E2 team has proven that it is possible to dream big and develop a new and high-tech commercial jet, outperforming even the highest expectations with a short schedule, a limited budget and a benchmark spec,” said Fernando Antonio Oliveira, E2 Program Director.