Posted on: 25 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Luís Carlos Affonso, SVP and COO for Embraer Commercial Aviation, has announced that the E195-E2, which was originally set to have a range of 2,000 nautical miles (nm) – the same as the current long-range version of the aircraft – will in fact have a range of 2,450 nm from unrestricted airports.
The extended range of the E195-E2 is the result of a 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) increase in maximum take-off weight (MTOW) for 132 passengers in a single class configuration or 120 passengers in a dual class setup.
Furthermore, Affonso has also stated that the E195-E2 will feature a 1.4 m (4.6 ft) increase in wingspan in comparison with the current type to improve the aircraft’s hot and high performance.
When asked how he thought this would affect the sales of the aircraft, chief commercial officer John Slattery commented that it will benefit low-fare airlines as the E195-E2 offers not only a low cost per seat, but also a much lower overall trip cost, which differentiates Embraer from its competitors.
Stephanie Taylor, assistant editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines / LARAnews.net
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