Embraer’s E195-E2 has received simultaneous Brazilian, European and US type certification, clearing the way for initial deliveries of the larger 146-seat configured airliner to begin early in the second half of this year. The 136ft long aircraft is the second member of the of the re-winged, re-engined E-Jet E2 family to be approved following the debut of the new variant at the 2013 Paris Air Show.
“Just like the E190-E2, we once again obtained type certification simultaneously from three major regulatory authorities,” said Paul Cesar e Silva, Embraer’s resident and CEO. “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.”
“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,” said John Slattery, president and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “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.”
The E195-E2 will enter service in the second half of 2019 with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras. Binter Canarias S.A., of Spain, will also receive its first E195-E2 in late 2019. 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.