The Embraer E190-E2 has achieved first flight in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The first flight test aircraft of the Brazilian manufacturer’s next-generation E-Jet program flew on May 23 in a markedly low-profile manner, taking to the skies without any advance notice. It was announced by Embraer only on social media sites with a brief statement: “E190-E2 is now Airborne #E2firstflight.” In contrast to the first flight, the ...

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