E195-E2 achieves triple certification


Embrarer’s E195-E2 jet, the company’s largest commercial aircraft, has been certified by three different regulatory authorities in Brazil, the USA and Europe and is on target to enter service later this year.

The E195-E2 is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1900s, can carry up to 146 passengers, has a range of up to 2,600nm (4,820km) and features fly-by-wire technology, a new wing and new landing gear.

The E195-E2 is expected to enter service in the second half of 2019 with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras Binter Canarias of Spain.

Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer’s president and CEO said, “Just like the E190-E2, we once again obtained type certification simultaneously from three major world regulatory authorities.

“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.

John Slattery, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation said, “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.

“There’s no question that airlines are going to love this airplane’s economics.”

Embraer used two prototype aircraft in the E195-E2 certification campaign, one for aerodynamic and performance tests, the other for the interior and validation of maintenance tasks.

Embraer received the type certificate for the E195-E2 from three regulatory authorities: ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).

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