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.