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Embraer flies “profit-hunting machine”

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First flight of E195-E2, months ahead of schedule
Ten months after the first flight of the E190-E2, for which Norway’s Widerøe will be the launch operator in the first half of 2018, Embraer has performed the inaugural flight of another member of the E2 family, months ahead of schedule.
The E195-E2, the biggest aircraft of the family and which the Brazilian manufacturer claims is the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market, took off for the first time. The flight was originally scheduled for the second half of the year.
“With a unique level of efficiency, the E195-E2 offers our airline partners the opportunity to develop new markets with greater profitability without compromising unit cost competitiveness. It’s a profit-hunting machine,” said John Slattery, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
With a 20% lower cost per trip and a cost per seat similar to larger aircraft, the E195-E2 is “the ideal aircraft for regional business growth as well as to complement existing low-cost business plans and mainline fleets”, Embraer says.
The plane will save up to 24% in fuel and 20% in maintenance costs per seat compared to the current E195.
The E195-E2 flew for two hours from Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil, beginning the aircraft certification campaign.
TTG Nordic

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