The “Shark” E190-E2 Arrives in Port Vila

The prototype of the Worlds Hottest plane on the market is finally sitting on Vanuatu soil.

The Embraer 190-E2, the ‘Shark’ has arrived and has impressed the locals who were fortunate to be at the Bauefield Airport, in Port Vila.

Airports Vanuatu Limited Chairman Bakoa Kaltonga has posted on Facebook that the Embraer prototype has arrived in Vanuatu and Air Vanuatu is interested in procuring two of this plane.

Talks from Air Vanuatu say “Air Vanuatu expects to buy two of this plane and will begin services in January 2019.”

It is expected that the Embraer stop here in Vanuatu is to show the capabilities of the world’s quietest, cleanest and most efficient new generation single-aisle aircraft in the segment.

The E190 in Port Vila

The Embraer E-Jet family is a series of narrow-body short- to medium-range twin-engine jet airliners, carrying 66 to 124 passengers commercially, manufactured by Brazilian Aerospace Manufacturer Embraer.

Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats. The Company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and E-Jet families of aircraft.

For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft. Today, E-Jets are flying in the fleet of 70 customers in 50 countries. The versatile 70-150 seat family is flying with low-cost airlines as well as with regional and mainline carriers.

The E190-E2 also brings significant savings to airlines in terms of maintenance costs, with up to 25% reduction thanks to a smart design based on direct feedback from the operators.

It has the longest maintenance intervals with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit in typical E-Jets utilization. This means additional 15 days of aircraft utilization in a period of ten years.

Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats. The Company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and E-Jet families of aircraft.

For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft. Today, E-Jets are flying in the fleet of 70 customers in 50 countries.

The versatile 70-150 seat family is flying with low-cost airlines as well as with regional and mainline carriers.

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Yumi Toktok Stret

Yumi Toktok Stret reporter. based in Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, PNG, Australia, New Zealand, USA, England, South America, Middle East.

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