Embraer’s largest commercial aircraft, the E195-E2 (call sign PR-ZIQ) will be at Wings India 2022 as part of its demonstration tour around India. Showcasing a stunning ‘TechLion’ livery that covers the entire aircraft’s fuselage, this aircraft is the largest member of the new generation E-Jets family, the E-Jets E2, and is designed to seat up to 146 passengers in its signature two by two seating.
“India’s aviation scene is at a turning point and now is the moment for airlines to reposition themselves for sustainable growth,” said Raul Villaron, Asia Pacific Vice-President for Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The E195-E2, offers a low cost per seat, making it very competitive with large narrow-body aircraft that are prevalent in India. It is the perfect aircraft for airlines to tap for the next frontier of growth – connectivity to Tier-II and Tier-III cities.”
According to Embraer’s analysis, even before COVID, 50% of domestic flights in India had between 90 to 150 passengers per flight. This makes the E195-E2’s combination of ideal capacity and low unit cost a compelling platform to connect metro to non-metro and non-metro to nonmetro cities in India.
The E195-E2, part of Embraer’s E2 family of advanced jets, is dubbed the profit hunter because of its high performance and low fuel burn. It delivers the lowest operating costs and highest yields for airlines, more comfort for passengers and space for their bags, smallest noise footprint and less impact on the environment. It is powered by PW1900G GTF™ engines.
The E195-E2 is operated by several airlines globally including KLM (The Netherlands), Helvetic Airlines (Switzerland), Azul (Brazil), Air Peace (Nigeria) and soon, Porter Airlines (Canada).
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About Embraer Embraer is a global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil. It manufactures aircraft for Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security, and Agricultural customers. The company also provides after-sales services & support through a worldwide network of whollyowned entities and authorized agents. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and is the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
About Embraer in India Embraer has a long-standing presence in India and has been intrinsic to the country’s aerospace ecosystem. Embraer’s commercial aircraft, business jets, defense aircraft and systems are used in the country. Embraer has also established several authorized service centers across the country with Air Works India and Indamer Aviation. Commercial Aviation: Star Air, a full-Embraer aircraft operator has five ERJ145s and flies it across its network of 13 destinations in India. Business Aviation: There are 18 business jets in India, from the Phenom, Legacy & Lineage family (Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 600/650 & Lineage 1000). Government & Defense: Embraer collaborated with DRDO to produce 3 ‘Netra’ AEW&C on the Embraer ERJ145 platform which is operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF). Embraer’s Legacy 600 jets are also operated by the IAF and Border Security Force (BSF) for the transportation of government officials and VIPs.