Key Points:

  • The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) grants Type Certificate to Embraer E195-E2.

  • Embraer sees significant market opportunities in China, complementing indigenous aircraft like ARJ21 and C919.

  • E195-E2 provides eco-friendly, efficient aviation solution, aligning with China's carbon neutrality goals.

Embraer Eyes China's Growing Air Transport Market

BEIJING — The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has bestowed the Type Certificate to Embraer E195-E2, marking the jet's official approval for the Chinese market. This accolade comes on the heels of the E190-E2's certification, which was announced at the Zhuhai Air Show in the previous November.

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, expressed enthusiasm about this development. “Our team in China is vigorously engaging with potential clientele, and we're optimistic about the traction. Notably, the E2 series provides a harmonious synergy with China's native ARJ21 and C919 aircraft, presenting Chinese airlines with versatile, sustainable, and efficient alternatives. This aligns with the ever-expanding global air transport sector's requirements," Meijer remarked.

Shedding light on the regional market dynamics, a report from Embraer unveiled in June illustrates an anticipated robust growth trajectory in the Asia Pacific region, including China. The forecasted annual rise in RPKs stands at 4.4% for the ensuing two decades. There's a growing emphasis on adaptability and the integration of narrow-body aircraft in China, particularly in the segment accommodating up to 150 passengers.

Guo Qing, Embraer China's Managing Director and VP of Commercial Aviation, echoed these sentiments, spotlighting the recent CAAC certification as a pivotal moment for the E195-E2. "As China strides towards carbon neutrality, the E195-E2, with its maximum capacity of 146 seats, emerges as an environmental frontrunner in its segment. Its design is ideal for supplementing larger aircraft on less congested routes, bridging regional airports, and granting residents of smaller cities seamless global access," stated Guo. Furthermore, he emphasized the supportive stance of both Chinese and Brazilian authorities towards Embraer’s initiatives in China.

Recalling past events, the Embraer E195-E2 ‘TechLion’ made a significant impact at the Zhuhai Airshow in November of the preceding year. The exhibition to Chinese aerospace stalwarts highlighted its top-tier performance, environmental efficacy, and cost-effective operations.

Culminating the advancements of the E-Jet lineage, the E195-E2 debuted with Azul in 2019. Accommodating a passenger range of 120 to 146, it stands out as the apex of fuel-efficiency among single-aisle jets today, boasting a 25% enhancement in fuel economy per seat compared to its predecessors.