Embraer’s newest Profit Hunter, an
E195-E2 showcasing a stunning “TechLion” livery that covers the
entire aircraft’s fuselage, has embarked on a global demo tour.
The first stop on the tour took place today in
Xiamen, China, and will be followed by several more stops within
China and Asia Pacific during the months of July and August.
“We are delighted
to start the global demo tour of the E195-E2, the biggest aircraft
ever developed by Embraer, with our Chinese customers,” said John
Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Airlines
will love the E2’s exceptional economics and efficiency, greater
operational flexibility and unmatched passenger comfort. As the
most efficient single-aisle jet in the market, the E195-E2 is the
ideal aircraft for growing regional business and complementing
existing low-cost and mainline fleets.”
In November 2018, the E190-E2 traveled almost
half of China and successfully completed a demo tour of 11 cities (including Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia) in 20 days. The
aircraft returned in May of this year and flew from Xining to Yushu Batang Airport, which sits at an elevation of 3,950 meters
above sea level.
“This time, we will bring the eye-catching
‘TechLion’ E195-E2 to give our customers here a firsthand look at
its advanced technology features, e-enabled systems and
Embraer-exclusive staggered seating layout in business class,”
said Guo Qing, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for China,
Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The E195-E2 can achieve competitive
costs per seat like larger narrow body aircraft but with
significantly lower costs per trip, which will enable carriers,
especially low-cost carriers to explore additional secondary
markets, further expanding network connectivity and bringing
social benefits to the general public.”
The E195-E2 is the largest of the three aircraft
in the E-Jets E2 family. In April, the
E195-E2 received type certification simultaneously from three
major world regulatory authorities – ANAC (the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency), the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration)
and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
The airplane will enter service with Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. in
the second half of 2019. Spanish airline Binter will also receive
its E195-E2 later this year.
The E195-E2 is one of the most
environmentally friendly and quiet aircraft in its class. The cumulative margin to
ICAO Stage IV noise limit ranges from 19 to 20 EPNdB.
E195-E2 has a maximum range of 2,600
nautical miles (4,815 km) with a full passenger load, 600 nm more
than the E195, and has three additional seat rows.
choose to configure the cabin in two classes with 120 seats or a
single class with up to 146 seats.
“In 2018, the
passenger volume of China Civil Aviation continued to grow at a
double-digit rate, a 10.9% year-over-year increase. With the
emergence of local requirements from second and third-tier cities,
China has introduced a series of favorable policies to support the
development of regional aviation. This will create great market
potential for aircraft with up to 150 seats,” said Guan Dongyuan,
Senior Vice President of Embraer and President of Embraer China.
“We’re proud to keep pace with the growing industry, leading the
regional market here with a nearly 70% share. Today, eight
airlines operate 105 Embraer commercial aircraft in Greater China
and Mongolia, which laid a solid foundation for adding the E2s to
Editor's note: Dates of the cities that the
TechLion will visit to come, please do check back.