Embraer’s E190-E2 TechShark tours Vietnam's skies

April 16, 2022 | 12:01
The Embraer E190-E2 has concluded a three-day tour from April 12-14 for representatives of Vietnam’s aviation community – covering stops in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Con Dao – where the jet demonstrated its fuel efficiency, minimal noise emissions, and short-runway performance.
Embraer’s E190-E2 TechShark tours Vietnam's skies
Embraer’s E190-E2 TechShark comes to Vietnam

The E190-E2 is a viable option to serve regional airports, including those with shortened and lighter runways, that currently have restrictions for larger aircraft. The jet's capabilities offer a unique opportunity to improve air connectivity nationwide, which in turn delivers a wide range of benefits to aviation’s customers and the broader economy.

The E190-E2 that toured Vietnam features a unique TechShark livery which was recently unveiled at the Singapore Airshow. The unique design of 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 industry. Titled Vietnam’s Connectivity Potential, Embraer shares its market insights on how regional jets can enable airlines to enhance connectivity within the country and beyond.

Embraer’s E190-E2 TechShark tours Vietnam's skies
The striking TechShark livery

Martyn Holmes, CCO of Embraer Commercial Aviation stated, “We are honoured to have had the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities and lowest-in-class operating costs of the E190-E2 to our esteemed guests in Vietnam.”

“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 to 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-Con Dao connection and the first jet service from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Dien Bien Phu.

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 while 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 luggage capacity, the smallest possible noise footprint, and a lower impact on the environment. It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW1900G GTF engines.

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.

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