In the world of new small airliners where extended development programs have become the norm, the Embraer E190-E2 flight-test effort stands out from the crowd for not only sticking to schedule but also proving design maturity early in the program. The progress belies the fact the airliner is not merely a reengined version of the first-generation E190 but is composed of 75% new parts. These include a redesigned wing, smaller empennage, different landing gear and improved systems. Yet despite ...

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