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Embraer flies fourth E190-E2 flight test prototype

Embraer has conducted the first flight of the fourth prototype in the E190-E2 test campaign.

The aircraft, serial number 20.004, completed the flight in 2h at Embraer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facilities on 17 March.

It will be used to carry out tests including cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise, says the manufacturer.

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Embraer has so far accumulated more than 650h with the first three prototypes in the E190-E2 flight test campaign.

Embraer commercial aviation chief operating officer Luis Carlos Affonso says the airframer has completed tests including flying qualities assessment, short field take-off and landing and climb performance.

“Shortly we will do high-speed flying qualities, flutter, natural ice and cold soak tests,” he says.

The airframer plans to deliver the first E190-E2 to Wideroe in the first half of 2018.

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