The Embraer E190-E2 jet with a shark livery has completed its five-month global demonstration tour which started at the Farnborough Airshow in July.
The aircraft visited 39 countries during the tour, with the jet presented to 120 airlines in 68 cities. The E190-E2 jet travelled more than 125,000 nautical miles (231,000km), the equivalent of nearly six laps around the Earth, and conducted more than 350 hours of demonstration flights.
The jet was displayed 12th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, in Zhuhai, in November 2018 and at the ALTA Leaders Forum in Panama, having visited airlines in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China and Asia Pacific.
During the tour, the E190-E2 landed at airports with several operational challenges, such as short runways like London City and high altitudes in Tibet and Nepal. In addition, the aircraft visited remote places of the planet, such as Kiribati in Oceania.
Rodrigo Silva e Souza, Marketing VP, Embraer Commercial Aviation said: “The tour has given the airlines a first-hand look at what the E190-E2 can offer in terms of operational performance, while keeping the same amount of space in the passenger cabin that made the first generation of E-Jets so popular. It is also important to highlight that the tour was uninterrupted, with a flawless operation and a 100% schedule reliability.”
The E190-E2 entered service with Widerøe earlier in 2018 and the E195-E2 is scheduled for its operational debut in the first half of 2019.