Cairo’s CIAF Leasing takes delivery of 3 Embraer E190-E2 jets

An Embraer E190-E2 jet in flight.
Photo Credit: Embraer

LONDON – CIAF Leasing, based in Cairo, has now received all three of their new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft during a ceremony at Embraer’s headquarters in Brazil today.

Salah Hashem, Chairman and CEO of CIAF Leasing said, “The three new E190s will be an excellent addition to our growing fleet of Embraer E-Jets.”

Stephan Hannemann, VP Middle East and Africa, Embraer Commercial Aviation added:

“It’s good to see a long-term partner like CIAF receiving more aircraft and bringing in another new E-Jet operator to the Embraer family; wrapping up a year of significant progress for Embraer in the region.”

E190 key points and successes

The news of the latest aircraft lease arrangement looks set to close out a reasonably good year for Embraer’s E-Jet range.

The E190-E2 became the first variant of the E2 family range to take flight in 2016. Norway’s Widerøe Airlines became the launch operator for the very first commercial flight for they type in 2018.

With the move towards greener operation, better fuel efficiency and meeting the new environmental challenges, the Embraer E190 and E195 E-Jets also carry the reputation of being the world’s quietest commercial airliner.

Targeting the Airbus A220 family aircraft, the Embraer E2 jets come off better in terms of their overall performance and operating costs.

From a maintenance perspective the E2 jets boast the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category. This is 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical E-Jet operations.

The E190-E2’s take-off performance is particularly worthy of mention, with an ability to operate comparatively well from airports with more extreme “hot-and-high” conditions, such as Denver and Mexico City.

On the opposite side of the coin, the aircraft’s relatively restricted range has perhaps been reflected in the lower than ideal book orders.

Type Certifications

The Embraer E2 family of commercial jet – the E195-E2 and E190-E2 -recently received their Type Certification approvals from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), with Canadian carrier Porter Airlines becoming launch customer for the E195-E2 model.

The Canadian type approval followed certification from ANAC (Brazil), the FAA (USA), and EASA (Europe) in 2019 and 2018 respectively.

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