SEOUL, S. KOREA — Embraer's E190-E2 carried out a demonstration flight in South Korea, journeying from Gimpo Airport in Seoul to Pohang, making a round trip over Ulleungdo Island. 

More than 80 passengers were onboard, and the E190-E2 had enough fuel for the subsequent return trip to Seoul. At Pohang Airport, the aircraft executed a simulated landing on a short runway, spanning 1,066 meters. This exceptional performance on short runways establishes the E190-E2 as the sole narrowbody aircraft capable of landing on a 1,200-meter runway under any weather condition. This feature is particularly relevant for the upcoming Ulleungdo Island Airport, due for completion in 2025.

Simultaneously with the demonstration flight, Embraer, represented by Martyn Holmes, the Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Mr. Lee Cheol Woo. This MoU is set to foster collaboration on key aviation-related matters in South Korea's largest province.

The Korean government, together with the country's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MOLIT), is committed to improving provincial connectivity. The Embraer E190-E2 commercial jet is well equipped to support this domestic connectivity goal. The aircraft's technical capabilities include a range that allows it to serve routes of up to seven hours, as well as a proven short runway performance capability. This allows jet aircraft to reach airports like the one on Ulleungdo Island.