Langkawi. 26 March 2019. Embraer’s E190-E2 commercial jet will be making its first appearance at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA). This is the first time the E190-E2 with its full cabin configuration will be on display at an airshow in Asia. Sporting a shark livery to represent the aircraft’s ‘profit hunter’ status, the aircraft will offer visitors a closer look at the world’s quietest, cleanest and most efficient new-generation single-aisle aircraft.
“We are proud to bring this aircraft to LIMA 2019 to show the amazing capabilities of the E190-E2. Trade visitors at the Show can visit the aircraft and experience the various cabin configurations that we have designed for airlines,” said Cesar Pereira, Asia Pacific Vice President, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The E190-E2 offers airlines the benefit of lower operating costs and is capable of achieving similar costs per seat of larger re-engined narrowbody aircraft, with significantly lower costs per trip. We have also received a lot of positive feedback about the aircraft performance, low fuel consumption, sleek and modern interior and low cabin noise. We are excited to show it to a wider audience at LIMA 2019.”
Delivered to its launch customer in April last year, and now operated by two airlines Norway’s Widerøe and Kazakhstan’s Air Astana, 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 expected.
The E-Jets E2’s value proposition in the Asia Pacific region is its ability to enable airlines to sustainably develop more routes secondary or tertiary cities. These are routes that can potentially bypass the major metro airports such as Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok, New Delhi and Mumbai which are heavily congested. This enables airlines to achieve sustainable growth without being constrained by infrastructure bottlenecks, while offering passengers improved services with more non-stop flights.
Embraer forecasts a demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide, worth USD 600 billion, over the next 20 years, more than 3,000 of which will origin from the Asia Pacific region, including China.