The E195-E2 is Embraer’s cleanest and quietest new generation aircraft, and it has now received certification for Steep Approach into London City Airport (LCY).
Together with the E190-E2, which received Steep Approach certification in 2021, both members of the E2 family are now approved for operations from LCY.
This achievement from the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) is a significant development, allowing airlines to operate the E195-E2 at LCY, known for its challenging approach and short runway.
Embraer states that the certification process highlighted the E195-E2’s impressive noise reduction among new generation single-aisle aircraft.
It surpasses the requirements of ICAO’s strict Chapter 14 regulation, thereby offering a significantly quieter flying experience compared to the previous E195 model.
The E195-E2’s noise footprint at take-off is around 60 per cent smaller than current jet aircraft, such as the E190, and will bring benefits to local residents in terms of noise reductions.
The aircraft also delivers reduced emissions and improved fuel efficiency compared to previous generation aircraft.
In 2022, Embraer and Pratt & Whitney demonstrated a successful test flight of an E195-E2 aircraft using 100 per cent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which could push the emissions reduction up to 85 per cent in the future.
Alison Fitzgerald, chief operating officer at LCY, said: “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.”
Marie-Louise Philippe, vice president sales and marketing, and head of region for Europe and Central Asia at Embraer Commercial Aviation, said: “London City is a special place for Embraer, and unique in many ways, not just for its famed 20 minutes from kerbside to gate.
“Embraer aircraft dominate the airport with 85 per cent 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.”