Embraer’s E195-E2 has been certified for steep approaches into London City Airport, joining its sister aircraft the E190-E2.
Airlines operating to and from the airport will now be able to use the cleaner, quieter new generation aircraft, boosting their emission and noise reduction efforts.
The E195-E2’s noise footprint at take-off is around 60% smaller than current jet aircraft and it delivers reduced emissions and improved fuel efficiency compared to previous generations.
In 2022, Embraer and Pratt & Whitney demonstrated a successful test flight of an E195-E2 aircraft using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which could push the emissions reduction up to 85% in future.
Alison FitzGerald, chief operating officer, London City Airport, commented, “The certification of the E195-E2 signifies an exciting new era for London City Airport. With its capacity to handle more passengers while being significantly quieter and more fuel efficient is testament to our commitment to work closely with aircraft manufacturers to certify cleaner, quieter, new generation aircraft and we eagerly anticipate our airlines starting commercial operations of the E195-E2 at London City Airport.”
Marie-Louise Philippe, Vice president sales and marketing, and head of region for Europe and Central Asia, Embraer Commercial Aviation, added, “London City is a special place for Embraer, and unique in many ways, not just for its famed 20 mins from kerbside to gate. Embraer aircraft dominate the airport with 85% of all aircraft movements. This is due to the performance of the aircraft that does not require seats to be blocked to reduce weight. We are proud that Embraer aircraft, with their unmatched capability to handle the demanding conditions of LCY, account for most of the airport’s operations, and we look forward to the E195-E2 joining the party.”