In today’s global economy, it is imperative for businesses to remain fluid and mobile. While many businesses use the business class option from some of the major airlines, others business use a private business flight model. There are several aviation companies that specialize in designing and manufacturing planes that are designed to meet the regional needs of businesses around the globe. Embraer S. A. is a Brazilian based aerospace conglomerate that has developed a reputation of revolutionizing the regional market through the introduction of aircraft that bridge the gap between traditional regional services and more common mainline aircraft. Embraer has produced an impressive lineup of planes to service the new demands of regional travel.
The largest and one of the most economical aircraft in the lineup is the E195. Unless you are in the aerospace industry or a pilot, the chances are there is a lot that you don’t know about the E195, so here are 10 facts that will help you become more familiar with this model.
1. It Supports and Sustains Profitability
While the demands on businesses surrounding travel and mobility are increasing, the need for profitability has never been greater. The more profitable a company is, the more competitive it will be in its market. The E195 is the perfect balance between performance and operational efficiency.
2. It Leads Its Category in Performance and Efficiency
When it comes to aircraft with a seating capacity of 70-130 seats, the E195 reigns supreme in efficiency and performance on the ground and in the air. The fuel efficiency and high travel speed allow businesses to get personnel in the right place at the right time at the lowest cost. This is one of the ways that Embraer has revolutionized business travel on a regional level.
3. It Delivers Better Economics than Smaller Models
This is not only true as it pertains that are designed and manufactured by other aerospace companies, but it includes smaller models created by Embraer. The 195 appears the perfect mixture of all of the important elements. It is efficient can seat 100 people, and it is fast. The maximum seating contributes to the exceptional economic performance.
4. The Lowest Operating Rate
If it appears that a great deal of the conversation here is about economics, that is because the ability to manage costs is essential to the survival of any business. Companies that exist in an environment in which travel is key require cost mitigating factors, and the E195 has one of the lowest operating rates in the industry.
5. It is One of the Lightest Planes for Its Size
Fuel economy is greatly affected by weight, so one of the best ways to improve fuel economy is through designing aircraft that are light and functional, which also increases efficiency as the payload increases, with the payload being passengers and their belongings.
6. Parts Commonality Is an Essential Part of the Equation
While it might appear to be an insignificant fact, parts commonality plays a vital role in delivery efficient performance in business travel. Because the Embraer fleet shares a lot of common parts, parts manufacturing and acquisition is low, resulting in low maintenance costs. This also means that repairs are quicker due to parts availability.
7. Fly-by-Wire Technology
One important focus of the aerospace industry, in general, has been to reduce the pilot in-flight workload. The less the pilot has to do while in flight, the less fatigued the pilot will become. The Fly-by-Wire technology reduces that workload, simplifies systems architecture, improves the aircraft performance, and minimizes weight and maintenance.
8. Spacious Cabins
While these planes are not of the common commercial variety, they are not customized private jets either. This means that the cabins lack the luxury amenities of private jets. However, the cabin of the 195 is immensely spacious and remarkably comfortable, which is vital to delivering business staff to their destination in a rested state.
9. No Under-seat Support Railings
If you have flown commercial class, then you know that one of the most frustrating things is the inability to stretch out your feet because of the support railings underneath the seats. The E195 does not have these railings, so passengers are able to stretch out their feet and get as comfortable as possible.
10. Impressive Range
Another feature that makes the E195 impressive is its range. Despite being classified as a regional aircraft, the 195 can transport its passengers up to 2,300 miles. Obviously, this capacity will vary based on actually payload and weather conditions, although the weather is not as much of a factor as commercial airlines because the 195 has the ability to climb to 41,000 feet.