Embraer is betting its commercial future on the next-generation E-Jet E2 program, but current generation E-Jets are far from dead. The regional jet manufacturer believes there is still plenty of life left for the “original” E-Jets, particularly the E-175 in the 75-90-seat sector. The E-175 has actually been modified to improve fuel efficiency, so it is already a step beyond the initial E-175s delivered to airlines beginning in 2004. Embraer added bigger wingtips to the E-175 and ...

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