Embraer's sleek next-gen turboprop aims for E-jet comfort

The 'E3' concept aims to deliver the best of both worlds on short-range regional routes.

By David Flynn, November 2 2020
Embraer's sleek next-gen turboprop aims for E-jet comfort

Embraer says its next-gen turboprop will deliver the "cabin comforts" of the company's popular E-Jet family when it launches in 2027.

The Brazilian aerospace manufacturer shared concept images of what industry watched have long named the "E3", saying it would have a capacity of 80 to 100 passengers, putting it in the range of the E175 and E190.

Turboprop aircraft are typically used on short-range regional flights.

Rodrigo Silva e Souza, Vice-President of Marketing for Embraer Commercial Aviation, indicated the company is seeking "business partners" to produce the turboprop which would come close to a joint venture.

In January of this year, industry publication Flight Global reported that Embraer’s then- commercial aviation CEO John Slattery said the company was two years through a three-year study into a potential new turboprop.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

XWu
XWu

09 May 2020

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Someone in the forum was commenting that the VA was having issues with maintenance of Embraer airframe, hopefully the manufacturer have made it easier for the airlines 

Qantas

19 Apr 2012

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Good to see the worthy grandchild or is it great grandchild of the Bandeirante from the 1970s and 80s. It was very common in the pacific and grass strips.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

13 Dec 2012

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REX is going to need something to replace the SAAB's

04 Dec 2013

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At 80-100 pax, it will be far too large to replace the Saabs.  Possibly bigger even than a Q400.

At the moment the only thing that works to replace a Saab 340 is another Saab 340.  

04 Nov 2020

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Great news, will give ATR & Bombardier a run for their money.  


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