At a ceremony held recently at its São José dos Campos facility in Brazil, Embraer received the Type Certificate for its E195-E2 aircraft from three regulatory authorities: those of Brazil, the USA and Europe.
The E195-E2 is the largest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraf — and the largest Embraer has made to date.
Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer president and CEO (www.embraer.com
), said: “Just like the E190-E2, we once again obtained type certification simultaneously from three major world regulatory authorities.”
John Slattery, Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO, said: “This is another great achievement from our engineering and programme teams — they have built, and now have certification for — the most-efficient single-aisle jet on the market, and they have done it right on schedule and exceeding specification.
"Fuel consumption is 1.4% lower than expected — it is 25.4% less per seat than the current-generation E195 — and maintenance costs are 20% lower.”
The E195-E2 is scheduled to enter service in the second half of 2019 with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras. The Spanish airline Binter Canarias will also receive its first E195-E2 this year.
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.
The E195-E2 is the most environment-friendly aircraft in its class, with the lowest levels of external noise and emissions. Like the E190-E2, it also has the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category, with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks.
The E195-E2 features new engines with an ultra-high-bypass ratio, a completely new wing, full fly-by-wire and new landing gear. Compared to the first-generation E195, 75% of the aircraft systems are new.
The E195-E2 also has three additional rows of seats and the cabin can be configured with 120 seats in two classes.