Embraer E195-E2 Earns CAAC Type Certificate


Embraer’s E195-E2 single-aisle passenger jet has been granted its type certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The model received its type certificates from the FAA, EASA and Brazil’s ANAC in April 2019, entering service with Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras later that year. The first of Embraer’s E2 models, the E190-E2, received its CAAC certification last November.

“We’re excited to now have both the E190-E2 and E195-E2 certified by CAAC, paving the way for sales in the Chinese market,” said Embraer Commercial Aviation President and CEO Arjan Meijer. “There are significant opportunities for the E2 in China, which offers complementary capacity to China’s indigenous ARJ21 and C919 aircraft; combined, they provide flexible, efficient, and eco-friendly options for Chinese airlines, meeting the demand of the world’s fast-growing air transportation market.”

An updated version of Embraer’s E195, the E195-E2 can be configured for 120 seats in two classes or up to 146 seats in a single class. According to the company, it offers a 25 percent improvement on fuel efficiency per seat compared to previous generation E-Jets. The largest member of Embraer’s E-Jet family, the E195-E2 has a range of 2,600 NM, top cruise speed of Mach 0.82 and maximum payload of 35,604 pounds.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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