The largest aircraft in the E-Jet E2 family, the E195-E2 has been designed to maximise returns and efficiency on high-density routes
At the Paris Air Show this year, of all the aircraft on either flying or static display, the one that was cynosure of all eyes was the E195-E2, from the stables of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer. The E195-E2, the latest offering from Embraer made its international debut at Le Bourget, taking a break from its rigorous flight test schedule in São José dos Campos. The first E195-E2 is expected to be flown by Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras in 2019.
While airline operators, be it mainline, low-cost or regional, are looking at ways to improve operational efficiencies, passenger experience and importantly profitability for the operator, Embraer has unleashed an aggressive campaign which underlines these very points. Aptly, Embraer has named the E195-E2 as ‘The Profit Hunter’, a name that symbolises the E2’s ability to adapt to any environment, to fly long distances with tremendous efficiency and to hunt down fresh opportunities in today’s fiercely competitive business environment. Our inspiration for the name comes from the Golden Eagle, a magnificent bird with a strong focus and sharp eyes so that it can survive in harsh and unforgiving habitats, states John Slattery, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
Compared to its predecessor E195, the E195-E2 successfully delivers double-digit percentage reduction in fuel burn and maintenance costs. The main selling point for the E195-E2 would be the operating cost that would be better than the two big players Airbus and Boeing with their narrow bodies on a per-seat basis while costing about 20 per cent less per trip. “Extra seats and skinny wings have made the new aircraft a ‘profit hunter’,” states Slattery.
“With 1.4 metres longer wingspan than the E190-E2, the E195-E2 becomes the aircraft with the highest aspect ratio among single-aisle jets thus increasing fuel efficiency” explains Luís Carlos Affonso, COO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “We also applied experience from over 17 million hours of flight and 100 jet airline customers to develop the E195-E2 with the most competitive life-cycle cost in the industry.”
The largest aircraft in the E-Jet E2 family, the E195-E2 has been designed to maximise returns and efficiency on highdensity routes. With its high-aspect ratio wings and swept tips, combined with other aerodynamic improvements, the E195-E2 achieves double-digit lower fuel consumption compared to current-generation E-Jets.
|Maximum Takeoff Weight||61,500 kg|
|Maximum Landing Weight||54,000 kg|
|Maximum Payload||16,150 kg|
|Maximum Usable Fuel||13,300 kg|
|Max Cruise Speed||Mach 0.82|
|Takeoff Field Length||1,970 m|
|Landing Field Length||1,412 m|
|Service Ceiling||41,000 ft|
|Typical seat capacity||—|
|Three classes||120 seats | 12 @ 36" | 28 @ 34" | 80 @ 31" pitch|
|Single class||132 seats | 132 @ 31" pitch|
|Single class||146 seats | 146 @ 28" pitch|
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Built on EJets heritage and designed by people with a passion for innovation and attention to detail, every opportunity is considered for efficiencies and performance that contribute to a superior level of comfort and space for passengers and for operators, the ability to exploit new opportunities and sustain profitability.
THE E2 PUSHES THE TECHNICAL ENVELOPE WITH ITS OPTIMISED DESIGN. NEW STANDARDS OF RELIABILITY IN THE DESIGN, MEAN LONGER SERVICING INTERVALS.
On the flight deck, electronic flight bags allow pilots to access real time data which is continually analysed so that the aircraft flies in the most economical way. On the flight deck, pilots appreciate the dark and quiet design philosophy that maximises ergonomic benefits and safety while minimising workload. A high degree of commonality among the E2 family reduces spare parts requirements, permits the use of the same ground support equipment and allows for standardised training and maintenance procedures. That reduces costs, increases parts logistics efficiency and improves profitability.
The same crew qualification across the E2 family means training is one of the simplest in the industry. With the benefits of a common family, airline schedulers and crew planners will find last-minute flight changes easy to manage.
Maximising Fleet Performance
The E2 pushes the technical envelope with its optimised design. The use of smart materials and high aspect wings contribute to double-digit lower fuel consumption compared to current generation E-Jets. Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan engines improve efficiency. Other advanced controls including fourth generation fly-by-wire, have led to significant improvements not only in fuel burn, but in maintenance costs, emissions and external noise.
THE E195-E2 IS OPTIMISED TO COVER MORE THAN 99.9 PER CENT OF ROUTES WITHIN THE SINGLE-AISLE SEGMENT
The E-enabled on-board maintenance system allows for simple and intuitive troubleshooting and maintenance stations can be advised in advance, expediting repairs for minimal or reduced ground delay. New standards of reliability in the design, mean longer servicing intervals.
In November last year, ELEB, delivered the first landing gear of the first E195-E2. ELEB, the manufacturer of the units, designed them to withstand high impact. Each gear is made of titanium and steel while the stems are made of aluminum. ELEB produces landing gear for other Embraer aircraft as well as the valve and actuator system which extends and retracts the gear and gear doors. The E2’s landing gear was redesigned along with the aircraft’s new wing, fly-by-wire controls and vertical and horizontal stabilisers to improve fuel efficiency.
Award Winning Design for Passengers and Crew
The E195-E2’s award-winning interior design gives the feeling of a spacious, wide-bodied aircraft. With no middle seat, each passenger has an unprecedented level of personal space. The staggered seating concept in the business class is a first for the segment and is just one of the many reasons the E2 cabin was awarded the Crystal Cabin Award in the Industrial Design and Visionary Concepts category. Smart modularity enables reconfiguration to maximise flexibility of the fleet and build an on-board airline experience. The cabin is designed with crew efficiency and easy maintenance in mind.
Sustainable and Environment Friendly
The use of advanced technologies in the E2’s engines, wings and avionics means reduced fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, noise and maintenance costs, at the same time maximising operational efficiency for airlines.
The Aircraft that Goes Further
A combination of capacity and range in one high-performance aircraft, the E195-E2 is the ideal tool for operators wanting to enter new markets and take advantage of new opportunities. Carrying a full load of passengers, the E195-E2’s range extends to 4,537km.
Racing Towards Delivery
Embraer’s largest commercial jet took off on its maiden flight on March 29, from the runway at the São José dos Campos facility, ahead of schedule. The crew, pilots Jordão and Pirk and flight engineers Celso Braga de Mendonça and Marcos Ito evaluated the aircraft’s control and performance characteristics during the two-hour flight. They also analysed several flight parameters including speed and altitude and retracted the landing gear.
The flight kicks off the start of the E195-E2 certification campaign in which two aircraft will be used – one for aerodynamic and performance tests, the other to validate maintenance tasks and the interior. The second E195-E2 is scheduled to fly by the end of this year. Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas will be the first airline to fly the E195-E2.
In 2014, Azul placed an order for up to 50 E195-E2s. The carrier is both the launch customer and launch operator of the aircraft. Since it acquired its first E-Jet back in 2008, Azul has captured one third of Brazil’s domestic market. Today, it flies more than 70 E-Jets and is the carrier with the largest fleet of E195s in the world. The E195-E2 is optimised to cover more than 99.9 per cent of routes within the single-aisle segment.