The E195-E2’s, the newest aircraft of Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer, started its world tour on Monday in Xiamen, China, the company said in a statement issued in the Chinese city.
The E195-E2, the largest of the three second-generation aircraft in the Embraer family of commercial jets, will make stops in other cities in China as well as in other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
The E195-E2, which was presented at the 53rd edition of the International Paris Air Show, seats 146 passengers in a single class.
John Slattery, chief executive of Embraer Aviação Comercial, in the statement noted the company’s “satisfaction in starting the global demonstration tour of the E195-E2, the largest aircraft ever developed by Embraer, with our Chinese customers.”
Embraer Vice President and President of Embraer China Guan Dongyuan said in turn that the number of passengers in China rose in 2018 at a double-digit rate of 10.9%, and the market for aircraft with up to 150 seats is expected to see strong growth.
“We are proud to keep up with the industry’s growth, leading the regional market with a share of almost 70%,” Guan said, adding that eight airlines from Greater China and Mongolia currently operate 105 Embraer commercial aircraft.
The new aircraft will go into commercial operation in this half of the year with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, and Spanish airline Binter, from the Canary Islands, will also take delivery of an E195-E2 by the end of the year.
Embraer is the world leader in the construction of commercial jets with up to 150 seats and has industrial units, offices, service centres and parts distribution centres in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. (Macauhub)