Embraer’s fourth E190-E2 test aircraft made its first flight on March 17, 2017.
The aircraft, completed the flight in two hours at Embraer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facilities and will now join the test campaign.
The test aircraft has been fitted with a full interior and will be used to carry out tests for cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise, Embraer said.
The first three prototypes have racked up over 650 hours of testing which has included assessing flying qualities, short field take-offs and landings, and climbing performance. The company expects to soon conduct high speed flying, flutter, natural ice and cold soak tests.
Ground testing has accumulated over 30,000 hours, some of them with an Iron Bird, where all aircraft systems are available in full scale, including the cockpit.
The first E190-E2 jet is scheduled to be delivered H1 2018.
March 23, 2017