First E-Jet Converted to Transport Cargo Aircraft Makes Its Debut

Issue: 2 / 2024

The first E190F, a converted jet from passenger transport to freighter (E-Freighter), has successfully completed its first flight. The Embraer team flew the E-Freighter jet for around two hours, carrying out a complete evaluation of the aircraft, which will continue testing before entering operation. The first flight is part of a series of evaluations that Embraer is conducting before the E-Freighter jets enter into operation. The aircraft has already been successful in both ground pressurisation and cargo loading tests.

E-Jets converted to freighters will have over 50 per cent more volume capacity, three times the range of large cargo turboprops, and up to 30 per cent lower operating costs than narrowbodies. If combining capacity under the floor and main deck, the maximum structural payload is 13,500 kg for the E190F and 14,300 kg for the E195F. Launched in 2022, the E190F and E195F Passenger to Freight Conversions (P2F) programme involved a global network of more than 40 suppliers and more than 600 employees that dedicated more than half a million hours to the E-Freighter.