Binter Takes Delivery of First Embraer E195-E2 Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines
Updated: Jan 11, 2020
Last Thursday, in a joint ceremony at Embraer’s São José dos Campos Brazil headquarters, Spanish carrier Binter took delivery of their first Embraer E195-E2.
On November 21, 2019 Binter Canarias S.A. (Binter) took delivery of their first Embraer E195-E2 in a celebration at Embraer’s headquarters in São Paulo. Joining in the ceremony were representatives from Pratt and Whitney, as the E-jets E2 aircraft family are powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. Binter is the first European customer to receive the E195-E2, the largest member of the E-jets E2 family, out of five on firm order. In Thursday’s announcement, Embraer’s President & CEO, John Slattery said,
“We’re extremely proud to deliver the first E195-E2 in Europe to such an accomplished regional airline. Binter will showcase the very best airplane as it expands its network to more cities.”
Binter’s E195-E2s will be arranged in a single class 132 seat configuration and deployed across their extensive network including eight cities in the Canary Islands, nine cities in Africa and two Portuguese destinations. Also commenting on the delivery, Binter’s President, Pedro Agustín del Castillo Machado stated,
“Today’s event is very special for all of us, who are part of Binter. This Embraer E195-E2 aircraft is an important step in the history of our company that will become a jet operator as well. This new milestone, which coincides wit the 30th anniversary of Binter, adds more advances to the ones we have made in recent years, and that help pursue our main objective: the improvement of connecting the Canary Islands, both inter-island and with external destinations.”
Binter services over 3.6M passengers annually with a fleet of ATR-72 and CRJ1000 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1000 turboprop engines. The new E195-E2s will allow Binter to expand their domestic, inter-island and international network. In a separate Pratt & Whitney announcement, Mr. del Castillo Machado added, “We are delighted to be the first airline in Europe to fly the Pratt & Whitney GTF-powered Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.”
Binter will also receive engine maintenance through Pratt & Whitney’s EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. Speaking on the GTF engines and service agreement with Binter, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Customer Officer and SVP - Customers, Rick Deurloo said,
“We are thrilled that the fuel-efficient GTF engines will enable Binter to increase its route offerings. With EngineWise Comprehensive service, we will support Binter in optimizing engine performance and keeping their operations running smoothly.”
The Embraer E195-E2 offers a 25.4% reduction in fuel burn per seat versus the previous generation E195 model along with a substantial reduction in noise and emissions. Until 2002, Binter was owned by Spanish flag carrier Iberia, but was then acquired by a group of Canary islands investors. The airline currently serves 12 international destinations from the Canary Islands.
Source(s): Embraer, Pratt & Whitney, Binter