E2 Passes Critical Load Test
The new E190-E2 wing and fuselage passed a critical certification test in which the wing was subject to extreme loading to determine the aircraft’s structural integrity over its operational life.
The wing up bending test applies a 250-ton load for three seconds which causes the wing to bend upward. For certification, the aircraft must be able to withstand the stress of an ultimate load (150% of normal wing load) without structural failure for that period of time.
The static test was performed at Embraer’s Eugênio de Melo facility and took more than two years of preparation.