Key Decisions For Airliner Makers In 2013
By Guy Norris, Jens Flottau
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Embraer meanwhile plans to begin offering its revamped E-Jet 'G2' series early in 2013, with a formal launch of the 78-122-seat family by year-end. Major decisions on systems and engine selections are expected at the start of the year, with the engine choice down to GE's NG34 successor to the CF34 program, CFM's Leap-1 for the larger E190G2/E195G2 versions, or a new two-shaft design from Rolls. As with Boeing's 777X concept, the G2 redesign builds on the existing Embraer fuselage with a new wing and engines, as well as related system improvements. Having studied its options for many years, it seems Embraer's G2 plan is set to accelerate rapidly in 2013. Introduction into service is provisionally scheduled for 2018.
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