05/30/2016 Liebherr technology on board: Embraer’s E-Jet E2 takes off for its first flight
On May 23rd, 2016, the E190-E2 successfully completed its first flight in São José dos Campos (Brazil). The jet features key technology made by Liebherr: Liebherr-Aerospace has developed and supplies the advanced full fly-by-wire high-lift system with integrated computers, the integrated air management system with lightweight electro-pneumatic and mechanical components, as well as the nose wheel steering control module for the E-Jets E2 aircraft.
The company has applied the extensive experience it had gained in the commercial aviation sector, and particularly in other Embraer’s programs, and further optimized the operating costs and reliability of its technologies for the E-Jets E2.
The E190-E2 is planned to enter into service in 2018. According to the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, the E2s have achieved already 640 commitments since the program was launched.
Liebherr-Aerospace offers support solutions for its components and systems on board the E-Jet E2 and accompanies the aircraft during their entire life cycle. Liebherr’s international network of maintenance, repair and overhaul stations and spares distribution facilities ensures customer proximity and high-level performance for aircraft operators across the world.