Embraer’s new E195-E2 re-engined regional jet made its first flight on 29 March, three months ahead of its original schedule.

The test aircraft made a two-hour flight from Embraer’s São José dos Campos base in Brazil to evaluate aircraft performance, flight quality and systems. The E195-E2 is scheduled to enter service in the first half of 2019 with Azul Brazilian Airlines.

30 March 2017