Embraer has announced that it has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the E190-E2 jet. The Brazilian planemaker also anticipates receiving type certification for the larger E195-E2 jet in the very near future.
In Embraer’s latest market forecast the company estimates that 1445 new aircraft in the up-to-150-seat category will be delivered in China through 2041, primarily as a result of the nation’s long-term economic development and the continuing trend of the Chinese civil aviation system evolving from point-to-point to a more hub-and-spoke-based network.
Embraer’s E2-family of aircraft enables airlines to build operational flexibility, match capacity with demand and add frequencies, which will enhance connectivity in China in the post-epidemic era. The E190-E2 and E195-E2 are delivering 17.3% and 25.4% better fuel efficiency per seat respectively, compared to Embraer’s previous-generation E-Jets.
The E190-E2 entered into service in Europe in 2018. It is a single-aisle jet with a capacity of up to 114 seats in Embraer’s signature two-by-two seating. Featuring the latest technology yet building on the maturity and reliability of the first-generation E-Jets, the aircraft delivers low operating costs for airlines and outstanding performance that enables access to airports that have restrictions due to higher altitude or shorter runways.
“CAAC’s certification of the E190-E2 is great news for Embraer and our prospective customers in China,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO, 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.”