Embraer has announced in the last few moments that they have received the steep approach certification for their E195-E2 aircraft at London City.
This follows the acquisition of such approval for the E190-E2 back in 2021, making the E195-E2 the largest aircraft to operate out of the airport.
Such testing took place over the course of July last year during the Farnborough Air Show.
London City: E195-E2 Steep Approach Certification Received…
Commenting on this milestone was Alison Fitzgerald, London City Airport’s Chief Operating Officer:
“The certification of the E195-E2 signifies an exciting new era for London City Airport. With its capacity to handle more passengers while being significantly quieter and more fuel efficient is testament to our commitment to work closely with aircraft manufacturers to certify cleaner, quieter, new generation aircraft and we eagerly anticipate our airlines starting commercial operations of the E195-E2 at London City Airport.”
Adding to this was Marie-Louise Philippe, the Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Head of Region for Europe and Central Asia at Embraer Commercial Aviation:
“London City is a special place for Embraer, and unique in many ways, not just for its famed 20 mins from kerbside to gate.”
“Embraer aircraft dominate the airport with 85% of all aircraft movements. This is due to the performance of the aircraft that does not require seats to be blocked to reduce weight.”
“We are proud that Embraer aircraft, with their unmatched capability to handle the demanding conditions of LCY, account for most of the airport’s operations, and we look forward to the E195-E2 joining the party.”
Below is a video from the Brazilian planemaker outlining that special approval:
All eyes will be on what happens next with this aircraft, as well as whether this could generate some orders for the aircraft from operators at London City Airport.
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