Embraer reduces E2 jet maintenance costs amid Airbus rivalry

Embraer reduces E2 jet maintenance costs amid Airbus rivalry

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer is improving its E2 jet's low maintenance and fuel-burning costs as it finds its way into the ...

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer is improving the low maintenance and burn costs of its E2 jet as it faces tougher competition from rival A220, now supported by Airbus, executives said on Monday. Sunday."I hope we can have a good performance on Tuesday," Embraer Commercial Aviation President and CEO John Slattery told Reuters aboard the E190-E2 jet, awaiting possible order announcements at the Farnborough fair.Earlier this month, Boeing struck a controlling interest in Embraer's commercial aircraft arm under a new $ 4.75 billion joint venture after Airbus concluded an agreement to take control of rival Bombardier's Cseries program.Embraer suffered a blow last week when JetBlue opted for the A220-300 model, formerly known as the Cseries.Speaking separately before the fair, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Fred Cromer said the deal with Airbus enabled the former Cseries to reach its full potential."It's the best aircraft in its class....


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