In the last week of April this year, Embraer’s brand new E190-E2 completed its first revenue flight with launch customer Widerøe. The aircraft bearing registration LN-WEA and operated as flight WF622 from Bergen airport to Tromsø Airport. The flight marks the entry into service of the first of Embraer’s three new E-jets. The deliveries of the larger E195-E2 are planned to start in 2019 and the smaller E175-E2 in 2021. John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation said,
“This is a truly historic day for the EJets programme and for Embraer, The first revenue flight is the crowning achievement of years of hard work and planning. I know Widerøe’s customers are going to love flying on a such a green airplane.” Stein Nilsen, President & CEO, Widerøe
said, “Today, we are celebrating the beginning of a new era for Widerøe. It is the first jet in our fleet and we will always have the distinction of being the first airline to fly the E2. We see a bright future with our new E2 jets.” Widerøe will take delivery of two more E190-E2s this year and holds purchase rights for an additional 12 E2s.