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Embraer E195-E2 Granted Type Certification in China

Embraer E195-E2 Granted Type Certification in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has given a Type Certificate to the Embraer E195-E2, the largest member of the E-Jet series. This comes after the E190-E2’s certification by CAAC, which was granted in November of last year, at the Zhuhai Air Show.

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “We’re thrilled to now have both the E190-E2 and E195-E2 certified by CAAC, clearing the way for sales in the Chinese market. “Our staff in China is actively collaborating with prospective clients and moving forward. The E2 offers complementary capacity to China’s indigenous ARJ21 and C919 aircraft; together, they provide Chinese airlines with flexible, efficient, and environmentally friendly options to meet the demand of the world’s quickly expanding air transportation market. As a result, there are significant opportunities for the E2 in China.

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Embraer’s most recent 20-Year Market Outlook, released in June, predicts that Asia Pacific, particularly China, would experience rapid growth over the next 20 years, expanding its RPKs by 4.4% yearly. Demand for narrow-body aircraft with up to 150 seats in China is being driven by the country’s desire for flexibility.

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Embraer E195-E2 ‘TechLion’ made its debut at the Zhuhai Airshow in November of last year, when it visited China for the first time. China’s aerospace leaders saw this as a chance to see the aircraft’s capabilities, which included excellent performance, low noise and emission levels, and cheap operating costs.

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Azul put the E195-E2 into service in 2019. The E195-E2, the largest aircraft in the E-Jet family, has a capacity of 120 to 146 individuals. It offers 25% more fuel efficiency per seat than earlier generations of E-Jets, making it the most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft in use today.

The E195-E2 was successfully tested on 100% SAF in June 2022, demonstrating that the E-Jets E2 series can fly with blends up to 100% SAF without sacrificing performance or safety. Compared to earlier generations of aircraft, the E2 emits 25% lower CO2 emissions now; with SAF, this reduction can reach 85%.

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IndiGo beats Southwest Airlines to Become world’s largest airline by market cap

Malaysia Airlines And IndiGo Sign MoU To Boost Tourism

India’s aviation giant, IndiGo, has soared to new heights, surpassing the renowned US-based Southwest Airlines to claim the title of the world’s third most valuable airline, as per Bloomberg data released on Wednesday.

The surge in IndiGo’s market capitalization, fueled by a remarkable 4.73% jump in its share price to Rs 3,806, catapulted its market value to $17.605 billion, edging past Southwest’s $17.333 billion market cap.

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IndiGo’s strategic plans for expansion further solidify its position in the global aviation landscape. With intentions to add 10 new destinations to its network in the fiscal year 2025, the airline anticipates a substantial increase in capacity and passenger growth, aiming for a gross addition of over one aircraft per week during the same period.

Such ambitious endeavors, coupled with a burgeoning demand for travel attributed to tourism and a stable oil price environment, have contributed to the surge in IndiGo’s stock prices. Analysts at InterGlobe Securities attribute indigo partners airlines upward trajectory to several factors, including the operational challenges faced by competitor Vistara and the burgeoning appetite for travel among Indian households.

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The rise in income has elevated air travel to a lifestyle staple, with leisure holidays becoming increasingly prevalent. indigo partners As the holiday season approaches, airports across the nation are bracing for heightened activity, promising sustained momentum for IndiGo in the months ahead.

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Air India Cabin Crew Voices Fabric Issues in new uniforms

Air India Cabin Crew Voices Fabric Issues in new uniforms

Air India’s much-anticipated cabin crew uniforms, designed by renowned fashion icon Manish Malhotra and unveiled with ceremony last December, have encountered a setback.

The airline’s cabin crew, who initially donned the stylish attire on the carrier’s A350 aircraft, have voiced grievances regarding the quality of the fabric. Reports suggest that concerns have arisen over issues such as fast-fading colors, casting a shadow over the otherwise celebrated launch of the new uniforms.

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Despite the initial excitement surrounding their debut, the practicality and durability of the fabric have come under scrutiny. In response to the feedback received from its cabin crew members, Air India is poised to address the fabric-related issues promptly. Sources indicate that the airline is gearing up to commence production for all cabin crew uniforms, ensuring that the concerns raised are duly taken into account.

An Air India spokesperson in a statement to PTI, confirming the forthcoming measures, stated that the production program for over 8,000 cabin crew members will kick off within a week’s time. The spokesperson reassured that steps are being taken to rectify the fabric issues and ensure that the new uniforms meet the expected standards of quality and durability.

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The new uniform will subsequently be distributed to the crew, aligned with the transition of Air India’s flagship A350 to long-haul international service in the coming months,” the spokesperson added.

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British Airways’ Speedbird Pilot Academy opens for new applications

British Airways’ Speedbird Pilot Academy opens for new applications

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the airline will start the application window for its fully financed Speedbird Pilot Academy cadet programme, which will run for second year. 

This comes after an extraordinary response to its first year intake, where more than 20,000 applications were received for just 100 places. Aiming to level the playing field and remove the previously prohibitive cost barrier of individuals having to pay for their own training, the Speedbird Pilot Academy initiative is part of the airline’s £7 billion investment across the business.

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Simon Cheadle, Director of Flight Operations at British Airways, stated: “We’re quite proud to be able to give more people access to a career in aviation through this programme.”

“We are glad to provide this opportunity to many talented individuals who simply need a little assistance to fulfil their dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot. We know this from the tremendous response and high calibre of applications we had in the first year of Speedbird Pilot Academy.

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“Our investment in this programme will help to ensure our future generation of pilots for years to come. We want to continue attracting the best flying talent.” Candidates will be able to apply for up to 100 places on the programme – that will see the approximate £100,000 cost of their training covered entirely by the airline – through the British Airways careers site from April 16, 2024.

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