The Embraer E195-E2 will debut at the 14th Airshow China 2022 in Zhuhai. Embraer said it will also reveal its 20-year outlook for the Chinese commercial aviation and air freight markets, highlighting the importance of fleet flexibility and matching capacity with demand, especially in building connectivity and preparing the airlines for the transition to a more sustainable industry.
“This year we bring to Zuhai the largest member of the E-Jet family, the E195-E2 – the world’s most efficient and sustainable single-aisle aircraft, sporting the impressive ‘TechLion’ livery, to impress our Chinese customers,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “As the second largest economy in the world, we’re confident China’s long-term economic development will generate rich opportunities for airlines to improve connectivity in the nation, growing our business here and fostering further cooperation with local partners.”
“Data reveals that 1 billion people living in China’s second and third tier cities have never taken a flight. That is where the growth lies,” said Guo Qing, Managing Director and VP Commercial Aviation, Embraer China. “With the rightsized capacity and the best emissions and cost efficiency, Embraer’s commercial aircraft go deep into the capillaries of the regional market to build connectivity and meet fast-growing local market demand in the post-pandemic era.”
Before the Covid-19 epidemic, there were 91 E-Jets operating in China, serving 460 routes, connecting 150 cities at home and abroad, transporting some 15 million passengers annually. Embraer’s fleet played an important role in the Covid-19 period to maintain key routes and help the industry to recover.
Earlier this year, Embraer launched the E190F and E195F Passenger to Freight Conversions (P2F) program, supporting the high demand for cargo and positive market trends in China. “China’s air-cargo demand is a highlight in the global market. It is powered by economic development and fast-growing e-commerce demand in the country, ” Guo continued. “The market needs a new-generation of 13 to 15-ton-capacity freighters for faster and more efficient air-logistics services, and to support the emergence of cargo hub operation. The E190 and E195 P2F program arrives just in time to meet this market needs, with the right capacity, and much better economics.”