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Embraer’s E2 Jets Granted ETOPS-120 Operations Capability

Embraer has secured 120 minute extended twin-engine operations approval (ETOPS-120) from Brazil’s civil aviation authority, ANAC, the FAA in the U.S. and EASA in Europe.  This allows the E190-E2 and E195-E2 to fly direct non-limiting routes over water/remote areas.

Embraer E195-E2 'Tech Eagle' Profit Hunter - Courtesy Embraer

On Thursday (March 14, 2024), Embraer announced that they have received approval for the E190-E2 and E195-E2 for 120 minute extended twin-engine operations (ETOPS-120), paving the way for E2 operators to fly direct non-limiting routes over water and other remote areas, thereby saving both time and fuel.  The approval was granted by three agencies, including Brazil’s civil aviation authority, Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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

“ETOPS is an important additional capability for the E2, and a key enabler for more sales, especially in Asia Pacific.  Airlines flying routes with up to 120 minute diversion time will be able to use straighter, quicker and more fuel efficient routes, and have access to more diversion airports.  ETOPS capability is a further optimisation of the E2, already the most fuel efficient aircraft in its segment.”

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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