solracfunk14 wrote:lightsaber wrote:There are only 3 ways to remove 12,000 lb from the E2-175:
1. shrink the body, perhaps back to the E1-175 length
2. Reduce the wing area, really shouldn't be done without a shrink.
3. Reduce fuel mapping for allowed fuel fill. Embraer really shouldn't go down that path without reducing the wing area and thus fuel volume.
The pilots have no desire to reduce scope. With a scope compliant MRJ in the works, why should they?
or just make a E170-E2
It makes no sense, especially due weight limitation, to replace the excellent GE CF34-8E turbofan (2600 lb each) with the PW1700G (3800 lb). It has been said that with little investment, Embraer can make an enhanced version of the E175 with some cockpit, cabin and aerodynamic improvements and compete in advantageous conditions with the SpaceJet100, which no one knows exactly when will be ready.
News: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/ ... d_vz-R8CUk