Representatives from Embraer and Pratt & Whitney hosted
visitors at the E2 cabin mock up in Sydney.
(L-R), James Speich, Director of Marketing, P&W Commercial Engines;
Mark Dunnachie, VP, Embraer Commercial
Aviation, Asia Pacific; Les Green, Manager, Regional Customer Services, International Aero
Engines; Andre Stein, Director,
Industry Analysis and Product Strategy, Embraer Commercial Aviation;
Adam Young, Airline
Marketing Manager, Embraer Asia Pacific; Denis Santos, Market Strategy Analyst,
Embraer Asia Pacific; Nilma Missir-Boissac, Communications Manager, Embraer Asia Pacific.
The E-Jets E2 cabin mock up continued
its world tour this month with a stop in Sydney. After displays at China’s Zhuhai Air Show
last November and in Singapore in January, the mock up made its way to Australia
where it was open to industry guests, airlines, investors, leasing companies,
aviation authorities and members of the press.
For five days from 16-20 March, the 20-metre long E2 cabin was set up in
the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.
On the first day of the display, the cabin
mock up was unveiled in the presence of the Brazilian ambassador to Australia
in Canberra, Rubem C. Barbosa, and Consul General Carlos Henrique Moojen de
Abreu e Silva. Other opening day guests included members of the Brazilian
A special media event was held on 18
March which attracted Australian and New Zealand journalists and bloggers, among
them Ben Sandilands from Crikey.com.au/PlaneTalking
who wrote: “When airlines seem intent on cramming us into tiny torture
tubes, Embraer stays true to its ‘no middle seat’ format.” Doug Nancarrow, Editor of Aviation Business Asia Pacific said in
his daily Insights column, “… the
cabin experience yesterday, hosted by Embraer’s VP Asia Pacific Mark Dunnachie,
left me very impressed. The seating options are comfortable, the bins huge, the
lighting stylish and the connectivity options excellent.”
Mr. James Speich, Pratt & Whitney’s
Director of Marketing, Commercial Engines and his associate, Mr. Les Green,
were on hand to explain the workings of the E2’s geared turbofan.
The E2 cabin mockup is now safely packed
up in three enormous shipping containers and is heading to Paris where it will
be on display at the Le Bourget Air Show from June 15-19.