The time has finally arrived and the much anticipated Paris Air Show has delivered a bevy of new machines that would make any enthusiast or businessman as giddy as a schoolgirl. Ranging from the Russian Su-35 to the E-Jet E2, hundreds of aircraft will grace the skies over Paris in one heck of a gathering of the best and most brilliantly designed airplanes the world has ever seen.
Brazil’s Embraer S.A. upped the ante in its dogfight with Bombardier Inc. on Monday by launching its next generation of regional jets at the Paris Air Show.
The so-called E-Jet E2 family will not only compete against Bombardier’s current slate of regional aircraft but also the smallest of its upcoming CSeries aircraft. The planes are an update of the Brazilian manufacturer’s existing E-Jets with new wings, better avionics, fly-by-wire controls and new Pratt & Whitney geared-turbofan engines. The aircraft are also larger than the existing E-Jets, and can reach upward of 144 seats in a high-density configuration of the largest, the E-Jet 195 E2.