Embraer E195-E2 Receives Type Certification
Embraer E195-E2, the largest member of the
E-Jet family, has received Type Certification by the Civil
Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Certification follows that of the E190-E2 which
was received in November 2022.
“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.”
According to Embraer’s latest 20-year market
outlook published in June, Asia Pacific including China is
expected to show a strong growth rate, increasing its RPKs by 4.4%
annually over the next 20 years.
“It’s another milestone for the largest
Embraer jet – the E195-E2 – to be certified by CAAC,” said Guo
Qing, Managing Director and VP Commercial Aviation, Embraer China.
“China is moving closer to carbon neutrality. 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 travelers living in secondary and
tertiary cities with one-stop access to routes worldwide.”
The E195-E2 entered into service in 2019 with
Azul. The aircraft can accommodate between 120 and 146 passengers.
Last year in November, Embraer E195-E2 ‘TechLion’
visited China and made its debut at the Zhuhai Airshow, exhibiting
its capabilities to China’s aerospace leaders.
In June 2022, the E195-E2 was
successfully tested on 100% SAF, confirming that the E-Jets E2
family can fly with blends of up to 100% SAF without any
compromise to safety or performance. Today, the E2 emits 25% fewer
CO2 emissions compared to previous generation aircraft; this
reduction can be increased to 85% with SAF.
Embraer in China
marks Embraer’s 23rd year in China. In September 2000, the first
Embraer ERJ145 was delivered to Sichuan Airlines, and in May 2008,
Embraer delivered its first E-Jet, an E190, to Tianjin Airlines.
Today, there are 85 E-Jets flying with Tianjin Airlines, Hebei
Airlines, Beibu Gulf Airlines, Colorful Guizhou Airlines in China.
According to CAAC, in
the first five months of 2023 China domestic passenger traffic
volume reached 224.8 million, up 135 percent compared with 2022.
The domestic market has already exceeded the 2019 level since
April 2023 due to pent-up demand following the pandemic.
Last month, Embraer signed a Letter of Agreement at the
54th Paris Airshow with Lanzhou Aviation Industry Development
Group for 20 E190F and E195F E-Jets Passenger-to-Freight
Conversions (P2F). Embraer and Lanzhou intend to cooperate on
establishing of E190F and E195F conversion capability in Lanzhou,
which will support and accelerate the introduction of E-Jet first
generation freighters to Chinese market.
Embraer has also established a comprehensive
after-sales service and support system in China, including
authorized maintenance centers, spare parts warehouses, and
complete pilot training network.
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