The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), from Malaysia, issued the Type Certificates for the E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, paving the way for the debut of the Embraer jet in the Asian country in 2024.
The E195-E2, the largest variant of the E2 family, was selected by SKS Airways, Malaysia’s regional airline, in March, when it signed a 10-aircraft lease with lessor Azorra.
The carrier intends to operate a new network of flights from the central airport of Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital.
“Following our comprehensive assessment, CAAM is pleased to grant the type certification validation to Embraer’s E195-E2 and E190-E2 aircraft. We value Embraer’s spirit of collaboration towards our goal of instilling safety culture to ensure the highest level of safety, security and efficiency in Malaysian aviation industry,” said Captain Norazman Bin Mahmud, CEO of the Civil Authority of Malaysia.
“CAAM’s certification of the E2 is great news for Embraer and the industry”, said Martyn Holmes, CCO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “It lays the foundation for the entry into service of the E195-E2 in Malaysia in 2024.”
Expansion in Asia
With few orders from major airlines, the E2 family has been looking for new operators in different parts of the world. There are customers in Africa, Europe and Central Asia, but only two carriers in America have decided to fly with the new generation of E-Jets, Azul and Porter Airlines, from Canada.
Embraer, however, won new E2 orders in Jordan, Oman, Singapore and Malaysia.
In recent interviews, the CEO of the Brazilian manufacturer revealed that there are around 200 aircraft under negotiation with several potential customers.