Welcoming the First Embraer E190-E2

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New aircraft deliveries are always a thing and the handover of the very first Embraer E190-E2 to launch customer Wideroe, of Norway, was no exception.

 

 Ready to board...

Ready to board...

 We were sent off Scottish-style!

We were sent off Scottish-style!

Last week we had the chance to partake in this occasion, the last leg of the delivery flight, from Aberdeen, Scotland, to Bergen, Norway, and the related welcome ceremony and gala dinner.

Those interested in the minutiae of this very special flight, particularly about the passenger experience onboard the E190-E2, will find plenty of details in our chronicles for The Points Guy and AirInsight. Those with a strong interest in the technical and business details of the E2 programme should read also these pieces by Emily McNutt in The Points Guy and Ernest S. Arvai, for AirInsight, both reporting from Embraer’s HQ in Sao Jose de Campos a few days prior.

What I have collected in this post is a number of additional images and, particularly, videos, that I shot during the delivery flight and for some reason or another didn’t make it into the aforementioned articles, but can help you get a more complete view of how is it like to fly the World’s newest airliner.

 Beauty...

Beauty...

 A close look at the engine of the Embraer E2 jet

A close look at the engine of the Embraer E2 jet

 and the nose...

and the nose...

 What you find onboard Wideroe's first Embraer E2

What you find onboard Wideroe's first Embraer E2

 Some sparkling wine to mark the occasion!

Some sparkling wine to mark the occasion!

 The brand new toilet onboard the E190-E2

The brand new toilet onboard the E190-E2

 E2 cockpit

E2 cockpit

 This is how the crew controls everything that goes on onboard the aircraft

This is how the crew controls everything that goes on onboard the aircraft

 The always stunning scenery of Norway's coastline

The always stunning scenery of Norway's coastline

 Right after the water salute

Right after the water salute

 Press conference with Wideroe's CEO, Nilsein, the E2 project manager Mr.Aks and Embraer's Commercial Aircraft CEO, Slattery

Press conference with Wideroe's CEO, Nilsein, the E2 project manager Mr.Aks and Embraer's Commercial Aircraft CEO, Slattery

 Another view of the E190-E2

Another view of the E190-E2

If you are aiming to fly the Embraer E190-E2 commercially, your first chance will be on April 24th, as Wideroe has its first revenue flight with the type, between Bergen and Tromso. Check you whether there are still any tickets left!