Embraer’s E195-E2 has been granted a Type Certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The approval follows the certification of the E190-E2 in November 2022.

The Asia-Pacific region, including China, is expected to show a strong growth rate, increasing its RPKs by 4.4% annually over the next 20 years, according to Embraer’s latest 20-Year Market Outlook published in June 2023. This growth will be driven by the need for flexibility, driving demand in the up-to-150-seat segment in China.

“We’re excited to now have both the E190-E2 and E195-E2 certified by CAAC, paving the way for sales in the Chinese market,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Our team in China is actively working with potential customers and making good progress. There are significant opportunities for the E2 in China, which offers complementary capacity to China’s indigenous ARJ21 and C919 aircraft; combined, they provide flexible, efficient and eco-friendly options for Chinese airlines, meeting the demand of the world’s fast-growing air transportation market.”

“China is moving closer to carbon neutrality,” said Guo Qing, Managing Director and VP of Commercial Aviation at Embraer China. “The E195-E2 is the most environmentally efficient aircraft in its class. With a maximum of 146 seats, E195-E2 is the right size to profitably complement larger narrowbodies on lower-density routes, connecting regional airports and offering travellers living in secondary and tertiary cities with one-stop access to routes worldwide.

“With both the Chinese and Brazilian governments reiterating their support for Embraer’s activities in China during Brazilian President Lula da Silva’s state visit to China, I’m very optimistic about the opportunities in China,” added Guo.

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