E195-E2 makes debut touchdown at London City Airport

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After departing from the Farnborough Air Show, the Embraer E195-E2 made its first landing at the iconic London City Airport (LCY), demonstrating the aircraft’s steep approach capability.

The visit, in anticipation of the aircraft’s certification for the steep approach to London City later this year, included ground testing and other preparations for the aircraft’s first scheduled flight to LCY, expected next year.

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The visit demonstrates the importance that Embraer attaches to being able to offer LCY capacity to airlines with the E195-E2. It should be noted that the E190-E2 started operating in London City in September 2021.

The aircraft, the largest of the E2 family, with a capacity of 146 passengers, flew at LCY with a blend of 39% sustainable aviation fuel.

“The arrival of the E195-E2 signals that we are about to welcome more next-generation aircraft that deliver world-class environmental performance, carry more passengers and have the potential to connect this airport to more global markets,” said Alison. FitzGerald, Director of Operations at London City Airport.

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“While the immediate focus is on certification, we are hopeful that we will see the first E195-E2 in operation next year with KLM, which will be a real cause for celebration,” added FitzGerald.

LCY’s runway length measures just 1,508 meters and descent angles are up to 5.5 degrees. Currently, 85% of all flights arriving or departing from the airport are E-Jets or E190-E2s operated by airlines such as British Airways, Cityflyer, KLM Cityhopper and Helvetic Airways.

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