Embraer’s E190-E2 commercial jet made a stop in Kathmandu as part of its multi-city Asia Pacific tour. Sporting a shark livery to represent the aircraft’s ‘profit hunter’ status, the E190-E2 has kicked off its tour of the region to offer Embraer’s guests a closer look at the world’s quietest, cleanest and most efficient new-generation single-aisle aircraft.
On Monday, the Embraer’s E190-E2 jet made an Everest View flight as part of its demo in the Nepali skies.
The E190-E2 is part of Embraer’s new generation E-Jets E2 family of aircraft, which can seat between 70 to 150 passengers. The E190-E2 specifically, can seat up to 114 passengers, and is the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of aircraft to enter into service in April 2018.
Three E190-E2s are currently in commercial operation with Norway’s Widerøe Airlines and have already accumulated close to 2,000 flight hours achieving an outstanding schedule reliability of more than 99 percent. In China where there are over 100 first-generation E-Jets operating in the country, Fuzhou Airlines is due to be the country’s launch customer of the E190-E2 at the end of the year.
The E-Jets E2 is the most efficient family of aircraft in the single-aisle market burning up to 10 percent less fuel than its direct competitor. The E190-E2 brings also more flexibility with maximum range of up to 5,300 km or about 1,000 km longer than the first-generation E190, the airline said in a statement.
“The E190-E2 has gained a reputation in the industry for having met all its milestones ahead of schedule, and with final specifications better than the originally planned,” said Cesar Pereira, Vice President of Embraer’s commercial aviation unit in Asia Pacific.
“Visitors to our E190-E2 will be impressed by the aircraft, including its avionics, sleek and modern interior and low cabin noise. More importantly, the E190-E2 offers airlines lower operating costs and is capable of achieving similar costs per seat of larger re-engined narrow-body aircraft, with significantly lower costs per trip.”
Prior to the Asia Pacific tour, the ‘Shark’ E190-E2 made a tour of Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the United States, as well as a debut at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2018.
Embraer forecasts a demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide, worth US$600 billion, over the next 20 years, more than 3000 of which will origin from the Asia Pacific region, including China.