It has also completed the wind tunnel tests, which will be the first model of the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial jets for the 70 to 130-seat segment, the E-Jets E2, which are planned to enter service in 2018.
Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force signed the series production contract of the KC-390 which provides for the purchase of 28 aircraft over a period of ten years, with the first delivery scheduled for the end of 2016.
After more than 40 years of uninterrupted production, the aircraft continues being a best-seller: in 2012, 66 Ipanemas were sold to customers in Brazil and the Mercosur community, for an increase of 12% over the previous year (58 airplanes).
Embraer has designated three authorized service centers in the region to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO): two for executive aviation (in Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and one for commercial jets – in Egypt.
The advances in AHEAD deliver performance improvement, leveraging a state-of-the-art technological platform, full access to service through mobile devices, and seamless integration with CAMP, Embraer’s preferred maintenance tracking provider.