The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted Embraer a type certificate for the E195-E2, the largest member of the E-Jet family.

In November, the E190-E2 received certification from CAAC and Embraer is aiming to grow its presence in the East Asian regional and domestic market.

“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,” said Arjan Meijer, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.

“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.”

Expected strong growth rate in China

Embraer expects a strong growth rate in Asia Pacific, according to its latest 20-Year Market Outlook published in June.

“It’s another milestone for the largest Embraer jet – the E195-E2 – to be certified by CAAC,” said Guo Qing, managing director and vice president for commercial aviation at Embraer China.

“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 travellers 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.”

The E195-E2 entered into service in 2019 with Brazil’s Azul. As the largest member of the E-Jet family, E195-E2 accommodates between 120 and 146 passengers.
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