Engines Started

Embraer has started the two Pratt & Whitney PW1990G turbofans on the E190-E2 prototype, PR-ZEY (c/n 19020001), for the first time.  Just over a month after the aircraft’s official roll-out, the Brazilian manufacturer said the first engine runs occurred on April 4 at the company’s São José dos Campos facility.

The PW1900G is a minor derivative of the PW1500G that powers the Bombardier C Series family and will also be used on the stretched E195-E2.  The third member of the E2 family, the E175-E2, will use a version of the PW1200G, developed for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.

Embraer said development work was continuing according to plan and was confident flight testing of the E190-E2 would start on schedule during the second half of this year, with service entry planned for 2018.

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