The first export of Embraer's new commercial jet family will be financed by the National Development Bank (BNDES). According to the bank, the contract with the Norwegian regional airline Widerøe provides for the export of up to 15 E2 E-Jets in the next few years.
The E190-E2 aircraft are the first in the E2 family, with the first commercial flight already scheduled for 24 April in Norway. The Norwegian company, informs the BNDES, is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia and the first in the world to receive the model.
In addition to helping Brazilian exports, the bank also supports innovative projects. It helped finance the development of the aircraft, providing R$ 1.2 billion in credit to Embraer between 2014 and 2015. One of the novelties of the E190-E2 model is the engine, which saves 17% on fuel and emits less gases and noise than the first generation of E190 aircraft. It is considered the most environmentally friendly aircraft in its segment.