The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has issued the type certificate for the E190-E2 and E195-E2 jets, Embraer said. With this, Scoot, a low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will be able to operate the E190-E2 model from 2024, when the first of nine aircraft leased from Azorra will be delivered.
Scoot will be the launch customer for the E2 family of jets in Southeast Asia, an evolution of the successful E-Jet series. The plan is for the first of the E190-E2s to be delivered in March.
In addition to low-cost Singapore, SKS Airways, from Malaysia, is also about to have the aircraft. In May, the airline also signed a leasing contract with Azorra to receive 10 E195-E2s that will operate from a central airport in Kuala-Lumpur.
The E190-E2 and E195-E2 jets were certified between 2018 and 2019 by the FAA (USA), EASA (Europe) and ANAC (Brazil). In 2022, China’s CAAC approved the E190-E2 while the E195-E2 was certified this year. However, there are still no Chinese customers for the new family.
“We welcome the type certification of the E190-E2 and E195-E2 and thank CAAS for their thorough assessment,” said Mr. Raul Villaron, Vice President and Head of Region, Asia Pacific, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “This is yet another milestone achieved as we work towards Embraer’s modern, fuel-efficient E190-E2 taking the skies in Scoot’s livery in 2024.”
“Certification of the E190-E2 and E195-E2 by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore marks a significant milestone for Scoot. As the first Singaporean carrier to operate the E2s, we look forward to enhancing connectivity in Asia and the further development of Singapore as a hub for regional travel,” said Mr Leslie Thng, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer.
Weeks ago, Embraer and CAE announced the opening of a new, advanced Full Flight Simulator (FFS) in Singapore, as well as a pilot training program beginning at the end of the year. The FFS will be located at the CAE Flight Training Center, which is part of the SIA Training Center, which belongs to Singapore Airlines.