Supercritical Simulations Group Indicates Development of Embraer E-Jet E2 Aircraft
Last week, Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG) updated their E-Jet aircraft to V1.4. The update includes independent MCDUs, better cockpit textures, and a range of fixes and enhancements.
It has emerged today, however, that SSG appears to be working on the E-Jet E2 family of aircraft.
The E2 family succeeds the original Embraer E-Jets and launched at the Paris Air Show in 2013. The first flight took place in 2016, and its introduction into service came nearly two years later.
The most significant change from the original series is the replacement of the General Electric GE CF34-8E/10E with Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engines.
Additionally, the E2 family features redesigned wings, new fly-by-wire technology, and avionics improvements.
Although SSG has not formally announced the E-Jet E2 family, one of their developers responded to user feedback regarding their E-Jet Evolution series.
"At this Aircraft version E195 Evolution 1, the yokes moves when the A/P is engage," began Javier.
"This doesn't happens at the E2 Embraer version, but this is another different aircraft.
"Lets tell you we are working on E2 version, however takes time because there are many changes."
It is unclear exactly when or if this will materialise, given the other projects they are currently working on.
Aside from the well-known E-Jets and Boeing 747-8, SSG is also developing a CRJ series of aircraft.
The last significant update was posted back in October, where the developer noted work on the 747-8 V2 was first priority at the time.
More recently, it has been confirmed in their CRJ series Facebook group at the start of the year that the project is still progressing, albeit slowly.
Cover image credit: Steve Lynes from Sandshurst, United Kingdom [CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]