16 JULY 2018
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Claimed to be the world’s quietest and most efficient aircraft in its class, Embraer’s E190-E2 arrived at London City Airport (LCY) for the first time last week on a demonstration flight officials hope paves the way for future accreditation and commercial operation.
The newest aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer entered service in April. The company said the visit to LCY of one of its test fleet, with special "shark's nose" paint job, on its way to Farnborough demonstrated the importance it places on being able to offer LCY capability to airlines.
Embraer Commercial Aviation chief commercial officer Arjan Meijer said the visit also indicated the company’s intention to work with the airport to certify the E2 to meet customer demand, which he said is likely to rise as LCY increases connectivity.
He added: “For Embraer, London City feels like home. Wherever you look, our aircraft are there, so it’s a big moment for us to bring the newest-generation Embraer jet to this important European hub.
“We know passengers will love the new aircraft, still with no middle seats and featuring larger overhead bins, and Londoners will also appreciate the quietness of the aircraft and its low emissions.”
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