Embraer E195-E2

Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 jets are approved for ETOPS-120 flights

Civil aviation authorities in the United States, Europe and Brazil have allowed the new E2 family to operate direct flights over the ocean and remote regions

Embraer received approval from the FAA (United States), EASA (Europe) and Brazil so that the E190-E2 and E195-E2 jets can operate under the ETOPS-120 (Extended-range Twin-engine Operations Performance Standards).

In practice, this means that commercial aircraft in the E2 family will be able to fly on direct routes over oceans and remote regions that are up to a 120-minute flight from alternative airports.

The permission greatly expands the flight possibilities of the two jets, which have a range of 5,278 km (E190-E2) and 4,815 km (E195-E2).

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Until then, if an airline wanted to establish a route that passed through a region with no alternative airports nearby, it would be necessary to use an indirect route to the destination.

“ETOPS is an important additional capability for the E2, and a key enabler for more sales, especially in Asia Pacific. Airlines flying routes with up to 120 minute diversion time will be able to use straighter, quicker and more fuel efficient routes, and have access to more diversion airports. ETOPS capability is a further optimisation of the E2, already the most fuel efficient aircraft in its segment,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.

The approval comes weeks before the delivery of the first E190-E2s to Singapore’s Scoot Airlines. The low-cost carrier is expected to fly its new planes to destinations whose routes include legs over the ocean.



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