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Embraer E195-E2 Achieves Type Certification in China

Embraer’s E195-E2, the largest member of the E-Jet Family, has been granted its Type Certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This milestone follows certification of the E190-E2 in November 2022.

Embraer E195-E2 'TechLion' - Courtesy Embraer

On Tuesday (August 22, 2023), Embraer announced that their E195-E2 aircraft has been granted its Type Certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), joining the certification of the E190-E2 which was achieved in November 2022. Last year, the E195-E2 ‘TechLion’ made its Chinese debut at the Zhuhai Airshow, demonstrating its capabilities to China’s aerospace leaders, such as outstanding performance, small noise footprint, low emissions and reduced operating costs. Accommodating between 120 and 146 passengers, the E195-E2 entered service with Azul in 2019. In June 2022, the aircraft was successfully tested on 100 percent SAF, and currently, the aircraft emits 25 percent fewer emissions compared to previous generation jets. This reduction can be increased to 85 percent through the use of SAF.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Embraer Commercial Aviation’s President and CEO, Arjan Meijer, said,

“We’re excited to now have both the E190-E2 and E195-E2 certified by CAAC, paving the way for sales in the Chinese market. Our team in China is actively working with potential customers and making good progress. There are significant opportunities for the E2 in China, which offers complementary capacity to China’s indigenous ARJ21 and C919 aircraft; combined, they provide flexible, efficient, and eco-friendly options for Chinese airlines, meeting the demand of the world’s fast-growing air transportation market.”

Also commenting on the E195-E2 certification, Embraer China’s Managing Director and VP – Commercial Aviation, Guo Qing, added,

“It’s another milestone for the largest Embraer jet – the E195-E2 – to be certified by CAAC. China is moving closer to carbon neutrality. The E195-E2 is the most environmentally efficient aircraft in its class. With a maximum of 146 seats, E195-E2 is the right size to profitably complement larger narrowbodies on lower density routes, connecting regional airports and offering travelers living in secondary and tertiary cities with one-stop access to routes worldwide.

“With both the Chinese and Brazilian governments reiterating their support for Embraer’s activities in China during Brazilian President Lula’s State visit to China, I’m very optimistic about the opportunities in China.”

Headquartered in Brazil, Embraer is a global aerospace company and one of the leading manufacturers of aircraft with 70-150 seats, with more than 100 customers worldwide. The company maintains industrial units, offices and service/parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Embraer also has businesses in Executive Aviation, Defense & Security, and Agricultural Aviation. Since the company’s founding in 1969, Embraer has delivered over 8,000 aircraft. Today, an Embraer aircraft takes off on average every ten seconds, carrying over 145 million passengers annually.

Source: Embraer


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