Embraer has unveiled a suite of sustainability initiatives ranging from researching electric and hydrogen propulsion, new regional turboprop and hybrid-electric transport aircraft, and enabling its regional jets to use 100% sustainable aviation fuel.
When it comes to crossover narrowbody jets, the number of lessors which have ordered from either the Embraer E-Jets E2 family or the Airbus A220 pairing is considerably fewer than those with Airbus A320neos or Boeing 737 MAXs in their portfolios.
Embraer E190-E2 received steep approach certification from EASA on May. This opens the door for airlines to operate the airplane at airports that require approach slopes greater than the typical 3.0 degrees.
Swiss regional carrier Helvetic Airways believes several airlines will utilize its fleet of Embraer E190/195-E2s for wet-lease capacity, especially when environmental requirements are attached to the financial support airlines receive from European governments.