Reporting from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Embraer has received a greenlight from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) for its latest aircraft, the E-Jet E2 family of commercial jets; namely the E190-E2 and E195-E2.
A Big Relief for SKS Airways
The certification might not mean much for us readers, but it is a great and significant milestone for Malaysia’s quirky little-known regional airline called SKS Airways.
The domestic airline proudly announced its order for 10 E195-E2s at LIMA’23 (Langkawi, Malaysia), to propel and aid its growth plans in the upcoming years in the region.
The E190-E2 and E195-E2 were already certified by key civil aviation authorities, namely the FAA (USA), EASA (Europe), and ANAC (Brazil) in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
Captain Norazman Bin Mahmud, CEO of the Civil Authority of Malaysia stated with excitement: “Following our comprehensive assessment, CAAM is pleased to grant the type certification validation to Embraer’s E195-E2 and E190-E2 aircraft.”
“We value Embraer’s spirit of collaboration towards our goal of instilling a safety culture to ensure the highest level of safety, security, and efficiency in the Malaysian aviation industry,” said
Martyn Holmes, CCO of Embraer Commercial Aviation stated with excitement and optimism: “CAAM’s certification of the E2 is excellent news for Embraer and the industry. It lays the foundation for the entry into service of the E195-E2 in Malaysia in 2024.”
“The E2 is the ideal family of aircraft to complement larger aircraft and grow regional connectivity within Malaysia and beyond while delivering ultimate performance in terms of the lowest fuel burn, smallest noise footprint, and outstanding passenger comfort.”
In light of numerous analyses, Malaysia is one of the most lucrative markets in ASEAN (South East Asia). The Brazilian manufacturer has identified that Malaysia has significant potential for the jet.
The country could establish up to 120 new routes within Malaysia and South East Asia, by utilizing such regional jets as the E2 jets, which outperform any competitors in terms of comfort, fuel burn, and economics.
This means that airlines will have lower risks associated with margins and returns in venturing into new markets and routes.
Raul Villaron, VP Sales & Marketing, Head of Region Asia Pacific, Commercial Aviation said: “With its remarkable efficiency and economics, Embraer’s E2 family of aircraft is reshaping the landscape of regional aviation in the Asia Pacific.”
“It is a compelling solution that enables airlines to broaden their network and establish unique routes in the region.”
Embraer in numbers
The Brazilian manufacturers have close to 20 airlines in the Asia-Pacific region collectively, around 200 E-jets in South East Asia. The new E2 jets were designed with a cumulative of more than 20 million hours of experience in the design of the first E-Jets.
This gives assurance to operators that the E2 aircraft are designed by experienced engineers and designers, with modern and advanced technology in mind, yet upholding the maturity and the reliability of the previous generation.
As of today, the first-generation Embraer generation jets are one of the most successful commercial jet programs in the industry of civil aviation and contributes greatly to the scene of regional aviation with more than 80 airlines across 50 nations operating the jet.
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