Embraer once again toured Southeast Asian countries with its “Tech Lion” demonstration aircraft, an E195-E2 configured with various cabin layouts.
The uniquely painted aircraft left Brazil on September 15th and, after some presentations in the Middle East, landed in Singapore on September 21st, where it remained for five days.
On Tuesday, the E195-E2 with registration number PR-ZIQ took off towards Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, where it remained until Thursday.
The two countries are of great importance to Embraer as they are home to two of the new customers in the E2 family, the low-cost Scoot, belonging to Singapore Airlines, and the newcomer SKS Airways, from Malaysia.
SKS executives, by the way, participated in a demonstration flight with the aircraft. The carrier signed a lease for 10 E195-E2s with Azorra Aviation and will receive the first jet in January 2024.
The airline will fly from Subang Airport, in central Kuala Lumpur, which is being expanded by the Malaysian government to become a base for regional flights.
Embraer’s tour does not only involve its products, but also service contracts, as occurred on September 26th when Scoot closed an agreement with the Brazilian company to participate in the Pool Program.
The service involves the maintenance of E190-E2 aircraft including up to 300 components, allowing the airline to not have to maintain stocks or specialized labor available in the event of a breakdown.
On Thursday, Embraer expanded a partnership with SIA Engineering Corporation (SIAEP), which has been providing MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services for E1 jets since 2017.
The unit based in the Philippines will also provide services for the E2 family, making the operation of the new jets more attractive in the region.
Embraer’s presence in Southeast Asia also led to the signing of the first agreement aimed at Urban Air Mobility in South Korea.
Moviation, the first service provider of its kind in the country, committed to acquiring the Urban Air Traffic Management (Urban ATM) solution from Eve, the subsidiary that produces the group’s eVTOLs.