Embraer E195-E2 Asiapac Sales Demonstration Tour 2019

By Grahame Hutchison on Saturday, 27th July 2019

Following the Paris Airshow in June 2019, Embraer have taken their E195-E2 Sales Demonstrator on a tour of Asia Pacific, visiting Brisbane and Sydney in Australia. Embraer invited me along to an inspection of the aircraft at Sydney Airport on Wednesday 24th July 2019, from 9am until 11am, and I was very impressed by this beautiful special livery edition of the type. The E195-E2 received Type Certification simultaneously from the three major regulatory authorities on the 15th April 2019 (ANAC in Brazil, the FAA in the USA, and EASA in Europe).

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Aircraft Weights    
Maximum Takeoff Weight 61,500 kg 135,585 lbs
Maximum Landing Weight 54,000 kg 119,050 lbs
Maximum Payload 16,150 kg 35,605 lbs
Maximum Usable Fuel 13,690 kg 30,181 lbs


Aircraft Performance    
Max Criuse Speed M 0.82  
Takeoff Field Length - MTOW, ISA, SL, Standard Engine 1,805 m 5,922 ft
Landing Field Length - MLW, ISA, SL 1,290 m 4,232 ft

Takeoff Field Length - TOW for 500nm, Full PAX, ISA, SL, Standard Engine

1,305 m 4,281 ft
Service Ceiling 12,527 m  41,100 ft
Range - Full PAX, LRC, Typical Reserves, 100nm Alternate 2,600 nm 4,815 km


 Tuesday 23rd July 2019

The E195-E2 arrived in Sydney on Tuesday 23rd July 2019, as the late afternoon sun lit up this special livery with its golden glow

The E2 taxied on GOLF to the DOM6 Apron, and this head on shot gives a good indication of the increased diameter of the new Pratt & Whitney PW1921G engines

 The E2 turning off Taxiway GOLF onto DOM 6 Bay 99

 The pilots are watching the Marshall closely as they line up on Bay 99, which is right alongside the perimeter security fence

The E2 was a stunning sight in this late afternoon golden light

It looks like the Pilot, Sydney Rodrigues,  has spotted my camera

 A friendly wave from Instructor Pilot, Captain Sydney Rodrigues

 Only metres left to taxi for Bay 99

A profile view of the larger Pratt & Whitney PW1921G engine

 The E2 carries Brazilian Registration PR-ZIQ

 The stabiliser angle indicator is prominently marked on the fuselage, set here at 2 degrees up

 Hard to miss that this is an Embraer E-JETS E2

 On Bay 99 and the Pilots are going through their shutdown procedure

 This is definitely a sales demonstration aircraft, with the marketing message "Profit Hunter" emblazoned on the fuselage in large letters for prospective Airline customers

The fuel tanker was very quickly on the scene, as Embraer staff exited the aircraft




Wednesday 24th July 2019


 Video walk around of the E195 E2 and a look on-board


This was inspection morning for Customers, Government Officials (CASA) and Media, and Embraer and Execujet organised an excellent event. What a stunning sight, with this special livery set against blue skies

A very quick cockpit window clean before the on-board inspection begins

This special livery is a statement about the high-tech design of the aircraft, with circuit board tracks and chips running the length of the E195-E2


Nose on, the livery looks a little like the face of a tiger


 The nose gear is manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH


 LED Nose Gear lights

 The forward cargo bay entry door is on the starboard side of the aircraft


The forward cargo hold provides storage space forward and aft of the cargo door


LED Landing lights are nicely bended into the wing root

Forward 1R Cabin door

Forward Cargo Door and 1R Cabin Door



 Forward fuselage starboard Emergency Cut Out area

 The Pratt & Whitney PW1921G engine delivers a double digit reduction in fuel burn, with lower noise, and lower emissions

 The Pratt & Whitney PW1921G engine delivers 22,550 lbs thrust, has a 73 inch Fan diameter, weighs 4,800 lbs, and has a Bypass Ratio of 12.5:1

 Fuel burn over a 600nm sector for the Pratt & Whitney PW1921G engine is 10% less than the Airbus A220

 The rear view of the Pratt & Whitney PW1921G engine. Captain Sydney Rodrigues demonstrated the 3:1 gear ratio of the engine to me, by rotating the main high bypass fan. I could see that for each revolution of the compressor fans, the main high bypass bypass fan only rotated one third of a revolution.

When it comes to external noise levels, the E2 has the highest margin to new ICAO Standards. Noise margins for ICAO Chapter 4 are 20 for the E190-E2, and 19 for the E195-E2, compared to 18 for the A220-100, and 16 for the A220-300.

 The main high bypass fan viewed from the rear of the engine

The very efficient Pratt & Whitney PW1921G engines will help to deliver that "Profit Hunter" capability

Starboard wing flap track fairing

Fuel system access panels

Left to Right: Flame Arrestor Bypass Valve, Fuel Tank vent, Fuel Pressure Relief Valve

Port engine and main gear viewed from behind - Note that the Main Gear Doors have been opened  to allow inspection of internal systems

The Main Gear is a new training link design, which reduces landing peak loads, and improves ground handling and balance

 The landing gear is easier to maintain, and is less prone to oil or gas leakages

Landing Gear now has a fully enclosed wheel fairing, which improves aerodynamics, and reduces fuel burn



The rear cargo door is located on the starboard side of the aircraft


The rear stabiliser angle is clearly marked on the fuselage - here set to 2 degrees. The R2 door with observation window can be seen at right

The rear stabiliser has been redesigned, and now has less wet area, less skin drag, resulting in lower fuel burn


Collins Aerospace APS 2600 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)

Just inside the forward cabin door there are two crew seats, and a Cabin Control panel

Just to the left as you board the aircraft, is the forward Galley and R1 Cabin Door


The E-Jets E2 have the same Pilot Type Rating as the E-Jets E1, there is a new Flight Management System (FMS), and Central Maintenance Computer (CMC). The new horizontal displays have 45% more area

 First Officer's seat

Captain's seat

 The Overhead Panel houses the master controls for Fire, Electrics, Fuel, APU, Lighting, Hydraulic, Windshield Heating, Ice Protection, and Pneumatic systems. The small screen below the panel can display images from the Cabin

 The 4th Generation Full Fly-By-Wire allows a reduction in structural weight, delivers performance improvements with better safety margins, and decreases fuel burn by reducing drag from trims

 First Officer's seat viewed from the Captain's seat

The Captain's seat viewed from the First Officers seat


This aircraft was configured with six Business Class seats, in a staggered 2x2 configuration

At the front of the Business Cabin are two storage units, with sunken serving tables

Business Class seat in the upright position

 Business Class seat in the reclined position 

 The Business Class seat pitch is 52"

Two solid partitions and a curtain separate the Economy and Business Cabins

The Economy Cabin has 108 seats in a 2x2 configuration with a pitch of 31"

 The forward section of this Economy Cabin had seats with built-in headrests

The seats in the rear of the Economy Cabin had no headrests

 The Economy Seats have four USB outlets at the base of the seat in front

Looking towards the front of the Cabin from the rear Galley

The centre arm rest can be lifted up and out of the way, sitting neatly between both seats


I am 186cm tall, and the Economy leg room was quite adequate

Compared to the Airbus (Bombardier) A220, the E195-E2 is -11 quieter on the ground, -6 in the climb, -4 in the cruise, and -4 on descent


The overhead luggage bins are fixed, with the doors swinging down

Each overhead bin segment is designed to hold four standard size carry on bags

 The rear Cabin Galley has two ovens, hot and cold water outlets, coffee jug, and three catering trolleys - The read R2 door is on the left, and bathroom on the right

The rear R2 door with one Crew seat on the left

The rear L2 door with one Crew seat on the left 

 On the inside of the Main Gear Bay you can see the top of the undercarriage leg, and hydraulic retraction actuator

This is a wider view of the Main Undercarriage leg

 Looking across the aircraft belly towards the port main undercarriage



Looking into the Main Gear Bay with the bay door open for this inspection (normally closed on the ground)

 The underfloor area of the aircraft is a maze of hydraulic lines and wiring looms




This cylinder is part of the Evacuation System

A view looking right through the Main Gear Bay to the Undercarriage Leg on the opposite side of the aircraft

This is the area between the main fuselage structure, and the centre underbelly fairing

 When it comes to maintenance, the E-JEST E2 significantly out perform the Airbus A220, with Intermediate checks every 1,000 Flight Hours, instead of 850 on the A220, Basic Checks at 10,000 FH instead of 8,500 FH, and Structural Checks at 20,000 Flight Cycles and 40,000 FC, instead of 15,000 FC and 30,000 FC on the A220.

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