The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) grants Type Certification to Embraer’s E190-E2 and E195-E2 commercial jets.

The certification follows SKS Airways' selection of 10 E195-E2s, aligning with its regional growth objectives.

Embraer sees potential for up to 120 new routes within Malaysia and the ASEAN region by deploying efficient regional jets like the E2.

Embraer’s newest E-Jets, the E190-E2 and E195-E2, have now been formally certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), a crucial step towards establishing their presence in the regional aviation market. This development is particularly noteworthy as it follows the recent announcement by Malaysia's SKS Airways about their decision to incorporate 10 E195-E2s in their fleet, unveiled at LIMA’23, as part of their ambitious expansion strategy.

These aircraft had previously gained the confidence of three major aviation regulators - the FAA in the USA, Europe's EASA, and Brazil's ANAC, which provided their respective certifications in 2018 and 2019.

Captain Norazman Bin Mahmud, the CEO of the Civil Authority of Malaysia, expressed satisfaction with the certification process. "Embraer's proactive approach to safety and efficiency resonates with CAAM's vision for the Malaysian aviation sector,” he remarked. Meanwhile, Martyn Holmes, Embraer Commercial Aviation's CCO, sees CAAM’s endorsement as a pivotal moment for both the company and the wider industry. He envisions the E195-E2 commencing its operations in Malaysia by 2024 and believes the E2 series to be an optimal choice for enhancing regional connectivity, offering a mix of fuel efficiency, reduced noise, and passenger comfort.

A detailed network analysis by Embraer has identified potential growth avenues for Malaysian airlines. There’s scope for the establishment of approximately 120 fresh routes, both within the country and extending to the broader ASEAN area. The E2 jet, with its advanced fuel efficiency and cost-saving measures, seems to be the preferred choice for profitable route expansion.

Raul Villaron, VP of Sales & Marketing and Head of Region Asia Pacific for Commercial Aviation, highlighted the E2 series' potential in transforming the regional aviation framework within the Asia Pacific domain. "The E2 aircraft offers a dynamic solution for airlines, providing them with an opportunity to explore unique routes in the region," Villaron said.

Currently, Embraer boasts nearly 20 operators within the Asia Pacific region, collectively operating approximately 200 E-Jets. Building on the rich experience garnered from the first generation of E-Jets, the E190-E2 and E195-E2 have been modernized to include advanced features while preserving the proven reliability of their predecessors. The first-generation E-Jets, with their robust global presence spanning over 80 airlines across 50 nations, testify to Embraer’s credibility in the commercial aviation sector.