Embraer’s E-Jets E2-family of commercial jets, the E190-E2 and E195-E2, have received type certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM). This significant milestone comes after Malaysia’s SKS Airways announced its selection of ten E195-E2s at LIMA’23.
The E190-E2 and E195-E2 were certified by three key civil aviation authorities – the FAA (USA), EASA (Europe) and ANAC (Brazil) in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
“Following our comprehensive assessment, CAAM is pleased to grant the type certification validation to Embraer’s E195-E2 and E190-E2 aircraft. We value Embraer’s spirit of collaboration towards our goal of instilling safety culture to ensure the highest level of safety, security and efficiency in Malaysian aviation industry,” said Captain Norazman Bin Mahmud, CEO of the Civil Authority of Malaysia.
“CAAM’s certification of the E2 is great news for Embraer and the industry”, said Martyn Holmes, CCO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “It lays the foundation for the entry into service of the E195-E2 in Malaysia in 2024. The E2 is the ideal family of aircraft to complement larger aircraft and grow regional connectivity within Malaysia and beyond, while delivering ultimate performance in terms of the lowest fuel burn, smallest noise footprint and outstanding passenger comfort.”
In its recent Malaysian network analysis, Embraer identified significant opportunities for airlines in the country to establish up to 120 new routes within Malaysia and the ASEAN region by deploying the latest technology regional jets, such as the E2, that deliver the greatest fuel burn reductions and lowest costs, while opening up new routes profitably
Embraer has close to 20 operators in Asia Pacific collectively operating around 200 E-Jets in the region.