ANAC, Brazilian aviation regulator, issues a directive instructing Embraer 190-E2 operators to limit trust and climb settings at high altitude after a series of failures on similarly engined Airbus A220s.

The directive addresses E190s with Pratt & Whitney PW1900G engines. According to ANAC, they are susceptible to the same problem as PW1500G fitted on A220. The new operating limit will limit E190-E2s engine thrust to 96% of N1 while flying above 33000 ft but will not be applicable during emergency conditions.

A number of Airbus A220 suffered inflight engine shutdowns resulting from the failure of the low-pressure compressor. While the exact issue is not yet clear, investigations showed that high thrust settings and high altitudes contributed to the shutdowns.

While Canadian authorities already issued a similar emergency directive limiting thrust capacity at high altitudes aimed at A220-100 and A220-300 pilots, Pratt & Whitney announced they are going to offer a software update that will address this issue and remove the necessity to perform lengthy inspections of the engines.

Answering the call of the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA), volunteers recovered parts of the Swiss Air Airbus A220 that suffered an uncontained engine failure earlier in 2019.