Embraer’s E190-E2 jet received its Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), marking a new phase for the E2 program in China. Certification of the E195-E2, Embraer’s largest commercial aircraft, which is already underway, is expected to take place soon.
“The certification of the E190-E2 by China’s authority is great news for Embraer and our potential Chinese customers,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The certification paves the way for significant business opportunities for the E190-E2 in China – there is data showing that one billion people living in smaller cities in China have never flown.”
“The E190-E2 and E195-E2, with 114 and 146 passenger capacity respectively, offer complementary capacity to China’s ARJ21 and C919 aircraft. The E2 will not only provide the best operational performance and reduced emissions to airlines, but also help accelerate the deployment of China’s “Essential Air Service” program to connect more smaller cities,” added Meijer.
Embraer’s latest market projection revealed that 1,445 new aircraft in the up to 150-seat category will be delivered to China by 2041, driven by the country’s long-term economic development and the continuing trend for China’s civil aviation system to evolve from point-to-point travel to a hub-and-spoke network.
Embraer’s E-Jets E2 family of aircraft allows airlines operational flexibility, matching capacity with demand and increased frequencies, enhancing connectivity in post-pandemic China. The E190-E2 and E195-E2 are the most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft flying today, offering, respectively, a 17.3% and 25.4% reduction in fuel consumption per seat compared to the first generation E-Jets.
“Certification by CAAC is a great moment for our next-generation jet: the E190-E2,” celebrated Guo Qing, Vice President of Commercial Aviation, Embraer China. “In addition to being the right size and the best fuel efficiency, the E190-E2 was born with hot and high altitude capabilities.
It is the first aircraft in its class to fly to some of the world’s highest airports in western China, including Lasha and Yushu. We believe the E190-E2 is the best aircraft to serve low-density high altitude markets in western China, with the right performance and more profitability.” The E190-E2 began operations in Europe in 2018.
It is a single-aisle jet with a capacity of up to 114 seats in the configuration with two seats on each side of the aisle. Featuring state-of-the-art technology, but building on the maturity and reliability of first-generation E-Jets, the aircraft offers the lowest operating costs for airlines and excellent performance that allows access to airports with restrictions due to high altitudes or shorter runways.
The aircraft is also designed to increase passenger comfort with more luggage space and lower noise and carbon emissions.
*** Translated by the DEFCONPress FYI Team ***