While Brazilian service Azul was getting ready to launch its first flight with the new Embraer 195-E2, the plane producer continued its promotional tour to showcase its latest plane all over the world. AirlineGeeks had the chance to have a a lot nearer take a look at the most important plane of the Embraer household, that in a high-density 28-inch seat pitch configuration can accommodate as much as 146 passengers, solely three lower than an Airbus A319 within the “easyJet format.”
The media occasion began on the Embraer Offices at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the place members of the press have been greeted within the Conference Center and handled to some shows on behalf of some senior executives. The Brazilian producer, now within the means of being taken over by Boeing, is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a going concern and its 40th yr of operations in North America.
“Our first aircraft, the Bandeirantes, an unpressurized 19 seater, was so popular with U.S. carriers that we needed a presence in the United States,” mentioned Gary Spulak, President of Embraer North America.“Our location here in Fort Lauderdale dates back to the 80s.”
Spulak supplied a fast overview of Embraer’s historical past, whose industrial plane went from the Bandeirantes to the Brasilia Embraer 120, a pressurized 30-seat turboprop, earlier than shifting on to jets.
Embraer’s Chief Commercial Officer Arjan Meijer then went on as an example the principle options of the second era of E-jets, the E2. The smaller E190-E2 is already in operation with Wideroe of Norway and Air Astana in Kazakhstan. The E195-E2 goes to be longer than the first-generation E195 with as much as three extra rows, rising its present capability of 120 seats in its two-class configuration to 146 seats within the high-density model.
Embraer already has a 39 % market share of all plane as much as 150 seats and they’re hoping to develop this proportion with the E2-jets. The producer could be very confidently affirming how the E195-E2 is essentially the most environment friendly plane in the marketplace, with a 10 % gas burn benefit over the Airbus A220 and a 25.2 % gas burn discount over the first-generation E195.
Each plane of the E2 sequence has a wing that has been particularly designed and optimized for every kind, versus the standardized wing utilized by each the A220-100 and A220-300.
“This has allowed maximizing the efficiency to obtain these amazing fuel burn reductions,” mentioned Jorge Nasser, Regional Vice President for Sales North America. That is why the E195-E2 has been nicknamed the “Profit Hunter.”
The press had the chance to take footage of the plane in a close-by hangar earlier than being flown to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a guided tour of the power within the firm of astronaut Scott E. Winston, who took half to 2 missions of the Shuttle Space program. The prototype plane, callsign PR-ZIQ, was painted in a really distinctive brown and gold colour scheme with the nostril resembling the face of a lion. The major distinction with the primary era E195 is the scale of the engines, the Pratt&Whitney PW1900G, with a really noticeable 12:1 bypass ratio.
The inside of the cabin is configured with 12 first-class seats in a novel staggered configuration to supply 51 to 56-inch seat pitch, whereas the economic system cabin has been configured with numerous seat pitches, from 35 to 29 inches, to showcase the a number of options allowed by the plane. The seats within the entrance have been “premium” economic system seats, with an adjustable headrest, whereas those within the again have been extra spartan however nonetheless snug of their all-leather upholstering.
The tray desk was foldable and adjustable to suit a number of configurations and the extra primary seats additionally had a meshed seat pocket that was not current within the premium seat. First-class seats are outfitted with a foldable clip within the tray desk that enables to suit a smartphone or a pill in a perfect place to look at leisure content material from the machine.
Embraer has determined to keep up the absence of center seats as considered one of its most distinctive promoting factors. The 2-2 configuration, offering a full energy socket for each seat, in its high-density configuration is ready to provide nearly the identical capability as a bigger narrow-body however with none center seat. The overhead lockers are akin to these of a Boeing 737 or Airbus A320, capable of maintain 4 full-size carry-on baggage in every.
The cockpit options display screen areas which can be 25 % greater than these within the first-generation E-jets.
Three bathrooms are fitted on the plane, two within the again and a bigger one within the entrance that will be reserved for the premium cabin whether it is current.
The PW1900 engines give their finest throughout take-off, when they’re exceptionally quiet, resembling the take-off expertise on the E195-E2 to that of the Airbus A380.
Vanni fell in love with industrial aviation throughout his undergraduate research in Statistics on the University of Bologna, when he ready his thesis on the consequences of deregulation on the U.S. and European aviation markets. Then he pursued his ardour additional by acquiring a Master’s Degree in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University within the U.Ok. adopted by holding a number of administration positions at numerous start-up carriers in Europe (Jet2, SkyEurope, Silverjet). After shifting to Canada, he was Business Development Manager for IATA for 9 years earlier than turning to his different ardour: sports activities writing.
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