Brazilian airframer Embraer has received type certification for its E195-E2 from three regulatory authorities: ANAC, (Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency), the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
This means that the aircraft can now be delivered to airlines and enter revenue service. During the second half of 2019, the E195-E2 will enter in service with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras.
Binter Canarias, of Spain, will also receive its first aircraft this year.
“Just like the E190-E2, we once again obtained type certification simultaneously from three major world regulatory authorities,” said Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer President & 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 & 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.”
According to Embraer, E195-E2 can carry up to 146 passengers in a single-class configuration and has a range up to 2,600nm (4,820km).
As an improvement over the previous version, the new aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1900 Geared Turbofan engines, has fly-by-wire flight controls, a new wing, and a new landing gear set.
The E195-E2 is the biggest of the three members of the E-Jet E2 and the largest commercial aircraft Embraer has made.
Currently, 268 airplanes have been ordered and 121 of E195-E2 from the following airlines: AerCap 44, Azul 51, Aircastle 13, Air Peace 10 and Binter Canarias 3.