About to debut in North America, Embraer’s E2 jet family, comprising the E190-E2 and E195-E2 models, received Type Certification from the Transport and Civil Aviation Agency of Canada (TCCA), announced the manufacturer on Thursday.
With the approval, the aircraft can start commercial operations in the country. The first customer of the new Embraer jet in the region will be Porter Airlines, which has ordered 100 E195-E2 aircraft (50 firm orders and 50 purchase options).
According to the planemaker, the delivery of the first plane to the carrier will take place in the coming days. Porter intends to debut the E195-E2 from February 2023, with flights between Toronto and destinations such as Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.
In 2021, Porter has an order for 30 E195-E2s, with purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft worth $5.82 billion, with all options being exercised. This year, the company confirmed a new firm order for an additional 20 aircraft, valued at $1.56 billion.
The E195-E2 will be the first aircraft powered by jet engines in Porter’s fleet. The airline, founded in 2006, currently operates 29 De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 turboprops (formerly Bombardier Q400), which will be gradually replaced by Embraer aircraft.
According to the airline, Embraer jets should also take flights to the US, Mexico and the Caribbean, in addition to domestic flights in Canada.