Norway’s Widerøe Receives the World’s First Embraer E190-E2 Jet

(Photo: Embraer)
(Photo: Embraer)

Embraer and Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, celebrated the delivery of the manufacturer’s first production E190-E2 today at a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos.  The Norwegian airline has signed a contract for up to 15 E-Jets E2s – three firm E190-E2 orders and purchase rights for an additional 12 E2s. The total value of the order is approximately USD 873 million if all rights are exercised.  It will start flying the new aircraft on domestic routes later this month.

The E190-E2 is the first of three new-generation aircraft seating from 80 to 146-seat E-Jets to be introduced through 2021.  Widerøe’s E190-E2 is configured with 114 seats in a single-class layout.