Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, is working on another type of certification in China after its medium-range jet received such authorization with a promising growth outlook in small cities.
The company's largest model, the E195-E2, is also expected to be approved in China soon, the Sao Paulo-headquartered firm said in a statement on its WeChat account recently. The single-aisle E190-E2, which has a capacity of up to 114 passengers, was given the airworthiness certificate last week.
Embraer predicts the Chinese market for aircraft smaller than 150 seats has significant potential, according to its outlook report released during the recent China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai. The market will require 1,445 such planes by 2041, it added.
"The E190-E2 will see more business opportunities in China," Arjan Meijer, chief executive of Embraer Commercial Aviation, said in a press release. The two models complement China's domestically developed ARJ21 and C919 aircraft to connect more second and third-tier cities.
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