E195-E2 receives steep approach certification at London City Airport

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L’E195-E2 from the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has received certification for the steep approach to London City Airport from EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).

This achievement constitutes an important development, allowing airlines to operate the E195-E2 at the airport London City (LCY), known for its difficult approach and his short track, 1508 meters long. With the E190-E2, which received Steep Approach certification in 2021, both members of the E2 family are now approved for operations from LCY.

According to Embraer, the process of certification highlighted the impressive noise reduction of the E195-E2 among the new generation single-aisle aircraft. It exceeds the requirements of the strict ICAO Chapter 14 regulations, providing a significantly quieter flying experience compared to the previous E195 model. The takeoff noise footprint of the E195-E2 is approximately 60% lower than that of current jet aircraft, such as E190, and will provide benefits to local residents in terms of noise reduction. THE environmental performance of the E195-E2 go beyond noise reduction. The aircraft offers reduced emissions and improved fuel efficiency compared to previous generation aircraft.

In 2022, Embraer and Pratt & Whitney successfully demonstrated a test flight of an E195-E2 aircraft using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which could push emissions reductions up to 85% in the future. During a test flight, the E195-E2 first landed at the airport in July 2022.

LCYthe airport the most central of London, welcomes both business passengers and leisure, offering quick access to continental Europe, making it a preferred choice for short-haul flights. “The airport is a vital part of London’s wider connectivity and Embraer aircraft are particularly capable of handling the challenges of LCY operations, with Embraer aircraft accounting for a large proportion of LCY operations on routes as diverse as Edinburgh and Mykonos », underlines the Embraer press release. To serve LCY, aircraft must comply with strict steep approach, short runway and noise rules. The E195-E2 could replace the current fleet of E190s that existing airlines currently operate at LCY, Embraer believes.

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