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Exploring the Embraer E195-E2: A Jetline Marvel Review

Exploring the Embraer E195-E2: A Jetline Marvel Review

In the realm of airshows, the Embraer E195-E2 has consistently captivated audiences, not only for its striking ‘Tech Eagle’ livery featuring an eagle’s face on its nose but also for its unparalleled performance. Dubbed the ‘Profit Hunter,’ this aircraft stands as a beacon of innovation in the aviation industry. Let’s delve into what makes the E195-E2 an exceptional aircraft.

The E195-E2, the flagship of the E-Jet E2 family, is meticulously engineered to optimize efficiency on high-density routes. Powered by 2 PW1900G engine, it boasts a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.82, slightly outpacing rivals like the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 series. With a range of approximately 4815 km, it seamlessly complements larger narrow-body aircraft, such as the Airbus A320, accommodating up to 180 passengers in a high-density configuration, compared to its 146 passengers.

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Cabin Comfort

Designed with passenger comfort in mind, the E195-E2 features a spacious 2-2 seating configuration, eliminating the dreaded middle seat. Enhanced by mood lighting customizable to mimic different times of the day, it promotes relaxation and sleep, ideal for red-eye flights. Additional amenities like larger passenger windows and overhead bins further enhance the onboard experience, ensuring maximum comfort for travelers.

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Sustainability Initiatives

Amidst growing emphasis on sustainability, the E2 aircraft leads the charge. With 25.4% better fuel efficiency per seat and up to 10% improved fuel burn compared to competitors, it stands as one of the most eco-friendly options in the market. Its efficiently designed wing reduces drag, lowering fuel consumption and noise levels. Notably, the E195-E2 achieves a remarkable 17.5% greater fuel efficiency than its predecessor, the E-195. Moreover, successful testing with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on one engine paves the way for future eco-friendly endeavors.

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The Embraer E195-E2 epitomizes Embraer’s dedication to innovation, sustainability, and passenger well-being. With its impressive technical prowess, unparalleled cabin experience, and commitment to sustainable practices, the E195-E2 emerges as a true game-changer in the aviation landscape.

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En Jie Ooi loves airplanes and knows a lot about them. He's chosen by Jetline Marvel to represent them at big events like the Singapore Airshow. En Jie enjoys taking pictures of airplanes and sharing them on Instagram. You can follow him there to see his cool photos!

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Air India’s B747 Makes Its Final Journey, Waving Farewell to Fans

Air India's B747 Makes Its Final Journey, Waving Farewell to Fans

In a poignant moment marking the end of an era in aviation history, Air India’s iconic Boeing 747 aircraft, affectionately known as the ‘Queen of the Skies,’ embarked on its ultimate journey from Mumbai’s international airport.

The departure, bound for Plainfield, USA, where it will undergo dismantling and part-stripping under the ownership of American AerSale, signals the closure of a storied chapter for the airline.

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Once revered for transporting dignitaries ranging from prime ministers to presidents, the Boeing 747 has etched itself into aviation lore. Yet, as airlines worldwide pivot towards more contemporary and cost-effective aircraft, Air India’s decision to bid farewell to its remaining Boeing 747s reflects the pragmatic realities of today’s aviation landscape.

The sale of these majestic planes to AerSale represents a strategic move by Tata Group, Air India’s new custodian, towards optimizing operational efficiency and embracing modern industry standards. Out of the four aircraft sold, two will be repurposed into freighters, while the remaining pair will be meticulously disassembled to salvage valuable components.

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The final flight from Mumbai witnessed a touching tribute as pilots performed a traditional ‘Wing Wave,’ symbolizing the conclusion of the Boeing 747‘s distinguished service with Air India. This poignant gesture encapsulates the deep sentiment attached to the aircraft’s departure and its significant contribution to the airline’s legacy.

As the Boeing 747 embarks on its journey to Plainfield, USA, nostalgia permeates the air, evoking memories of its maiden flight on March 22, 1971. Over five decades, Air India operated a total of 25 Boeing 747s, each leaving an indelible mark on the annals of aviation history.

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British Airways Resumes Daily Flights to Abu Dhabi, After 4-Year hiatus

British Airways Resumes Daily Flights to Abu Dhabi, After 4-Year hiatus
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British Airways made its way back to Abu Dhabi, landing at Zayed International Airport. Following a four-year break in service, both crew and passengers were greeted with enthusiasm.

In the summer of 2024, British Airways plans to launch a daily route, utilising a Boeing 787-9, from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi. The new route enhances ties between the UAE and the UK and expands  vast worldwide network, catering to passengers who may be visiting friends and family or travelling for business.

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Arriving in Abu Dhabi at 08.30+1, flight BA073 to Abu Dhabi leaves London Heathrow at 22.25. Departing at 10.10 and landing at London Heathrow at 15.20 is the inbound flight (BA072).

The chief executive officer and managing director of Abu Dhabi Airports, Elena Sorlini, stated: “We are delighted to welcome British Airways to Zayed International Airport. Their daily schedule is expected to improve connectivity and stimulate travel and business.” Visitors may experience the dynamic capital of the United Arab Emirates like never before at our brand-new, award-winning, state-of-the-art terminal, where they will be welcomed with the best kind of Emirati hospitality.”

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Flight schedule:

London Heathrow (LHR) to Zayed International (AUH)All times are local
 
SeasonFlight numberDeparting LHRArriving AUHFlight numberDeparting AUHArriving LHR
Summer ‘24BA7322:2508:30+1BA7210:1015:20
Winter ‘24BA7322:2509:30+1BA7211:1015:20

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FAA investigation: Passenger seated in Captain’s seat inside cockpit at cruising altitude

FAA investigation: Passenger seated in Captain's seat inside cockpit at cruising altitude

A viral video capturing a startling moment aboard a United Airlines charter flight from Denver to Toronto has triggered a federal investigation.

The footage, initially shared on social media by Hensley Meulens, the hitting coach for the Colorado Rockies baseball team, depicts a member of the coaching staff seated in one of the pilot seats while the aircraft was in mid-flight.

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In his caption, Meulens expressed gratitude to the captain and first officer for allowing him this unusual experience. The video, filmed by another passenger, reveals the cockpit door open, and at one point, a third passenger briefly enters the flight deck. Alarmingly, during this time, the captain was absent from the cockpit.

Despite the flight being a private charter operated by United Airlines, company and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations strictly prohibit passengers from entering the cockpit during flight or leaving the flight deck unsecured.

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United Airlines swiftly responded, expressing deep concern over the incident. A spokesperson emphasized that the video depicted an unauthorized person in the flight deck at cruising altitude with the autopilot engaged, constituting a clear violation of safety and operational policies.

The FAA confirmed that it is actively investigating the incident, highlighting that unauthorized access to the flight deck during flight is a violation of federal regulations. The agency assured that it is taking the matter seriously and will conduct a thorough examination to ensure compliance with aviation safety standards.

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