Embraer to deliver first E195-E2 to launch customer Azul in 1H2019

    Embraer Commercial Aircraft president and CEO John Slattery confirmed the manufacturer intends to deliver the first E195-E2 to launch customer Azul in 1H2019 (hmgaerospace.com, 27-Jun-2018). Mr Slattery said the E195-E2 is “going to open up new opportunities for us” and he expects LCCs and ultra LCCs to operate the type as they pursue profitability and develop “secondary and tertiary markets with right-sized metal”. Embraer believes the E195-E2 in a high density, 146 seat configuration is “a perfect aircraft for the low-cost carriers” in the Asia PacificUSand in Western Continental Europe, said Mr Slattery.