Crane Gets a Sneak Peek at Embraer's New E-Jet E2 in Brazil
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Product Support Manager Brian Ramsey recently attended the annual Embraer Operators Conference (EOC) in Campinas, Brazil. More than 90 airlines, leasing companies and suppliers from around the world met for the three-day conference, held from October 19-21. Crane is a regular attendee at this conference, as we provide a variety of products for Embraer's E-Jet and Legacy platforms.
This year, however, brought something a little bit different. On the last day of the conference, Embraer flew all EOC guests - nearly 400 people - on three Embraer E-195s to its headquarters in São José dos Campos. There, participants got a sneak peek at the prototype of the new E-Jets E2, modeled after the E-190 regional jet. The aircraft is entering the final assembly process, and visitors were able to see the freshly painted fuselage and newly installed wings up close. Ramsey was particularly impressed with the new wing design, which he called "incredible". The design is long and thin with swept tips, which deliver a 20% increase in fuel efficiency over the first-generation E-Jets.
The first E-Jet E2 delivery (an E190-E2) is scheduled for the first half of 2018. The E195-E2 is scheduled to enter service in 2019, and the E175-E2 in 2020. E-Jets are currently operated by 70 airlines in more than 50 countries.
Our innovative, reliable products and dedicated support teams have enabled Crane and Embraer to develop a strong partnership. We provide the brake control and landing gear systems for the E2, as well as proximity sensors and switches and power conversion products. We also provide a combined landing gear and hydraulic control unit and sensors for the Legacy 450/500 platform, and brake controls and proximity switches for the Legacy 600.
We're excited to be a part of this program, and look forward to seeing more of the new E2!