The Embraer E195-E2 took a major step forward into entry into service yesterday, with the type gaining certification with three bodies.
The E195-E2 obtained type authorisation from
- ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil);
- FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration)
- EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
This cover Brasil, the USA and Europe.
For validation of the type, Embraer used two prototype aircraft in the E195-E2 certification campaign, one for aerodynamic and performance tests, the other for the interior and validation of maintenance tasks.
This is the largest of the Embraer E2 family, holding 120 seats in two classes, or up to 146 in a single class – thanks to the three extra rows installed the plane.
The plane will have a maximum range of 2,600 miles (600 more than the E195), as well as a Maximum Take Off Field length when follow loaded of 1,800 – making the E195-E2 a good match for airports that have runway length restrictions or weight restrictions.
Entry into service
The E195-E2 will enter service in the second half of 2019 with Azul. This will follow on with Binter of Spain, will also receive its first aircraft of the type in 2019. The plane also has orders with Air Peace of Nigeria and AerCap (lessor) of Ireland.
Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer President & CEO states a lot in the E195-E2 certification
“Just like the E190-E2, we once again obtained type certification simultaneously from three major world regulatory authorities,”
“This is another great achievement from our engineering and program teams. They’ve built, and now have certification for, the most efficient single-aisle jet on the market. And they’ve done it again right on schedule and exceeding specification.”
John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation goes on to examine the testing and benefits of the type, stating
“Our flight tests confirmed that the aircraft is better than its original specification. Fuel consumption is 1.4% lower than expected – that’s 25.4% less fuel per seat compared to the current-generation E195. Maintenance costs are 20% lower,”
“There’s no question that airlines are going to love this airplane’s economics. The E195-E2 is the ideal aircraft for growing regional business and complementing existing low-cost and mainline fleets.”
Rounding out the E2 Family
With the E195-E2, the updated Embraer product portfolio is building. The E190-E2 is already in service, whilst work on the E175-E2 continues. Embraer’s comfort proposition in the cabin has long been a major consideration between that and other regional aircraft (to the point I’ve sought out Embraer’s in the past over other aircraft), their plane offers good options for those who want to stick with a type of plane, without scaling into another airline family.
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