The Embraer E190-E2 has concluded a three-day tour (12 to 14 April) for representatives of Vietnam’s aviation community covering stops in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Côn Đảo, where the jet demonstrated its fuel-efficiency, minimal noise emissions and short runway performance.
The E190-E2 is an immediate option to serve regional airports, including those with shortened and lighter runways currently limited to handle large aircraft. The E190-E2 capability offers a unique opportunity to improve air connectivity nationwide, which in turn delivers a wide range of benefits to aviation’s customers as well as the broader economy.
The E190-E2 that toured Vietnam features a unique TechShark livery which was recently unveiled at the Singapore Airshow. The unique TechShark design on the body of the aircraft reflects the advanced engineering innovation and the streamlined efficiency of Embraer’s latest E2 jets.
In conjunction with the demonstration tour, Embraer released its White Paper on the future of Vietnam’s aviation scene. Titled “Vietnam’s Connectivity Potential”, Embraer shares its market insights on how regional jets can enable airlines to enhance Vietnam’s air connectivity within the country and beyond. The paper also illustrates how regional jets will enable alternate ways of National Budget allocation to focus on post-pandemic recovery. Supporting the Transport Infrastructure Masterplan announced by the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam, Embraer’s full report can be read at https://www.embraercommercialaviation.com/media-downloads/documents/.
“We are honoured to have had the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the E190-E2 to our esteemed guests in Vietnam and its lowest operating costs among all single-aisle family,” said Martyn Holmes, Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Vietnam is an economic powerhouse and incorporating modern regional jets like the E190-E2 into the country’s aviation scene will open more opportunities for new domestic and regional routes to be established. This will further stimulate trade, tourism and job creation and boost national development.”
The E-Jets that have been operating in Vietnam since 2020 have improved connectivity in the country, such as the establishment of a direct Hanoi-Côn Đảo connection and the first jet service from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Điện Biên Phủ .
The E190-E2 entered into service in 2018 and is a single-aisle jet with a capacity of up to 114 seats in Embraer’s signature two by two seating. Featuring the latest technology yet building on the maturity and reliability of the first-generation E-Jets, the aircraft delivers the lowest operating costs for airlines and outstanding performance that enables access to airports that have restrictions due to higher altitude or shorter runways. The aircraft is also designed for greater passenger comfort and space for their bags, smallest noise footprint and less impact on the environment. It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW1900G GTF™ engines.
The E2 family of aircraft, comprising the E190-E2 and E195-E2, is operated by several airlines globally including KLM (The Netherlands), Helvetic Airlines (Switzerland), Azul (Brazil), Air Peace (Nigeria) and soon, Porter Airlines (Canada).
Aircraft manufactured by Embraer are already operating in Vietnam. Bamboo Airways currently have a fleet of five E190s and Vietstar Airlines operates Embraer aircraft for their charter service. Embraer’ E195-E2 also toured the country in 2019.