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Embraer’s E190-E2 Takes To The Air
Brazil’s first "big fan" engine airliner, Embraer’s second-generation E190-E2, made a successful first flight from the company’s Sao Jose dos Campos facility on May 23. The 3-hr., 20-min. flight included envelope expansion to 41,000 ft. and maximum Mach and airspeed limits, representing a first for any Embraer maiden flight. Company officials say the busy test flight, and the fact it occurred several weeks ahead of schedule, augur well for on-time development and entry into service in 2018.