The Embraer E190-E2 has been granted its Type Certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), with Embraer’s larger E195-E2 aircraft to follow shortly.
“CAAC’s certification of the E190-E2 is great news for Embraer and our prospective customers in China,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Certification paves the way for significant E190-E2 business opportunities in China – data reveals that one billion people living in China’s second and third tier cities have never taken a flight.”
The E190-E2 and E195-E2 offers seating for up to 114 and 146 passengers, respectively, which is similar to China’s indigenous ARJ21 and C919 aircraft.
The company’s latest market forecast revealed that 1445 new aircraft in the up to 150-seat category will be delivered in China through 2041, continuing the growing trend in China’s aviation next work moving away from a point-to-point to a hub and spoke based network.
“It’s a big moment for our newest generation Embraer jet – the E190-E2 – to be certified by CAAC,” said Guo Qing, Managing Director and VP Commercial Aviation, Embraer China. “It’s the first aircraft in its class to have flown to some of the world highest airports in western China including Lasha and Yushu. We believe the E190-E2 is the best aircraft to serve low density but high elevation markets in western China with the right performance, more profitability.”