Sao Paulo, Brazil - The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has launched a tour in Asia to promote the newest member of its E2 E-jet family.
After presenting the aircraft at the Paris Air Show last month, Embraer started a world tour this week with its E195-E2, the largest commercial jet ever built in Brazil.
The tour began from China, where the air travel market grew by 10.9% in 2018.
The aircraft painted with “Tech Lion“ theme, the latest livery of the "Profit Hunter" series, will demonstrate its abilities to the potential customers in China.
The E195-E2 will stay in Asia until August, but the manufacturer has not revealed the countries to be visited on the continent after China.
We are delighted to start the global demo tour of the E195-E2, the largest aircraft ever developed by Embraer, with our Chinese customers, said John Slattery, CEO at Embraer Commercial Aviation.
Airlines will love E2’s exceptional economics and efficiency, greater operational flexibility, and unmatched passenger comfort. The most efficient single-aisle jet in the market, the E195-E2 is the ideal aircraft for growing the regional business and complementing existing low-cost and mainline fleets, Slattery added.
China is now a major market for aircraft manufacturers with yearly double-digit growth in air traffic. The E195-E2 can carry up to 136 passengers depending on the cabin configuration.
The aircraft offers a cost per seat equal to that of a larger narrowbody plane, but with a lower per-flight cost.
Eight airlines in China currently operate 105 Embraer jets in their regional fleets.
Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas is the launch customer of the E195-E2. The first jet will join the airline's fleet this summer. It will also be delivered to the Spanish regional operator Binter Canarias by the end of the year.