We’re delighted to announce the E195-E2 Profit Hunter has achieved another milestone – European Union Safety Agency (EASA) certification for steep approach capability at London City Airport (LCY).

The aircraft, seating up to 146 passengers, will be the largest at the airport and along with the E190-E2 that was certified in 2021, the most environmentally friendly.

The demand for connections to new markets from the heart of London is only set to grow, and the E2 offers a sustainable and efficient solution that will accelerate opportunity for both airlines and their passengers.

“London City feels like home for Embraer. It’s a great airport, not just because it’s fast and efficient for passengers to travel through, but because its unique challenges as an airfield demonstrate the excellent performance of our E-Jets. We are immensely proud to be dominant aircraft brand at LCY, and look forward to seeing scheduled services with the E195-E2.” 

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

How does the E2 Profit Hunter achieve 5.5 degree angle of attack?

Most airports have a 3.0 degree approach slope. London City is different, surrounded by obstacles and short runway length (1,199 meters/3,394 feet) it requires a 5.5 degree steep approach. Through a special software upgrade and the press of a special Steep Approach switch button on the E2 flight deck, pilots can land at this challenging airport with ease.

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