Embraer’s E2 family of commercial jets, the E195-E2 and E190-E2, has received Type Certification from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) ahead of a delivery to Toronto based Porter Airlines.
The first of fifty E195-E2 aircraft are due to be delivered to Porter Airlines, which will also be the first E195-E2 to operate in North America. The delivery will take place at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
Porter Airlines has orders with Embraer for up to 100 E195-E2 aircraft; 50 firm commitments and 50 purchase rights. In 2021 Porter ordered 30 Embraer E195-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further 50 aircraft, worth $5.82 billion at list price, with all options exercised. A firm order for a further 20 aircraft followed in 2022, valued at $1.56 billion.
Embraer expects the E2 to be at the heart of a transformation as operators look to the future, renewing ageing fleets and expanding networks. The aircraft is also believed to have superior cabin comfort, excellent economics and optimal range.
The E195-E2 is believed to be the most environmentally friendly aircraft in its class, with a 25% lower fuel burn than the previous generation aircraft, with E190-E2 achieving 17% lower emissions. Both aircraft are said to have the lowest levels of external noise, and the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category, with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical E-Jet operations. This means an additional 15 days of aircraft utilization over a period of ten years compared to current generation E-Jets. When taking off, the E190-E2’s range from airports with hot-and-high conditions, such as Denver and Mexico City, increases by 600nm compared to current-generation aircraft.