The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval enables airlines to now start operating the aircraft type into the London airport. This follows the E190-E2 receiving steep approach certification for London City Airport (LCY) in 2021.
A proving flight was conducted with the E195-E2 touching down at LCY for the first time in July 2022. Alison FitzGerald, Chief Operating Officer, London City Airport, 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."
Embraer Commercial’s Aviation Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Head of Region for Europe and Central Asia, Marie-Louise Philippe, commented: “London City is a special place for Embraer, and unique in many ways, not just for its famed 20mins from kerbside to gate. Embraer aircraft dominate the airport with 85% 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.”