Pictures: Binter Canarias becomes second E195-E2 operator in the world and first in Europe

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has delivered the first new-generation E195-E2 jet to its European customer Binter.

Gran Canaria-based Spanish regional carrier Binter Canarias has taken delivery of the aircraft with a ceremony held at the Sao Jose Dos Campos in Sao Paulo.

Embraer's E195-E2 is the largest aircraft ever built by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. It can accommodate up to 146 in a single class layout. The cabin can also be configured with 120 seats in two classes.

Binter has four more E195-E2 jets on order waiting to be delivered over time.

The airline flies to eight destinations in the Canary Islands, and nine in Africa and two in Portugal. Binter's current fleet consists of 22 ATR turboprop aircraft and three Bombardier CRJ1000 jets.

Embraer delivered the first E195-E2 this year in September to the launch customer Brazilian Azul. KLM's Cityhopper and leasing companies Air Castle and ICBC are the next customers to receive the aircraft in the coming months.

According to Embraer, the E195-E2 consumes around 25% less kerosene per passenger than its predecessor E195 and maintenance costs are 20% lower.This is mainly due to the use of new more efficient PW1900G engines of Pratt & Whitney and the new tech composite materials used in the construction of the plane's airframe.

Like the E190-E2, the E195-E2 also has the longer maintenance intervals with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks. This means an additional 15 days to keep the aircraft in service over a period of ten years compared to previous generation E-Jets.

Compared to the first-generation E195, 75% of aircraft systems are new.

The E195-E2 was certificated three regulators as of April 2019 - ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).