What Is Embraer’s Largest Aircraft?

Embraer’s aircraft are often smaller than other commercial jets on the scene. Nonetheless, the Brazilian outfit does offer sizeable aircraft these days. The largest in its arsenal is the E195-E2, a member of the Embraer E-Jet E2 family.

Azul E195-E2
Embraer calls the E195-E2 the most efficient next generation commercial jet across the globe.. Photo: Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras

The biggest of the bunch

The E195 was already the largest aircraft in the E-Jet family, peering over the E170, E175, and E190. However, it is trumped by the E195-E2.

The older model has a length of 38.65m / 126 ft 10in, height of 10.55m / 34 ft 7in, and wingspan of 28.72 m / 94 ft 3in. Meanwhile, the E195-E2 is 41.5 m / 136.2 ft long, 10.9 m / 35.8 ft tall, and has a wingspan of 35.124 m / 115 ft 2 in. Altogether, the newer model is larger in all key measurements.

On the note of wings, the wings on an E2 compared to the previous generation stand out. Its enclosed slats and flaps assist with improving efficiency while reducing noise. Moreover, each member of the family has its own wing design, which is specifically adapted to the plane and its weight.

Interestingly, the E195-E2 has a greater length than many other popular narrowbodies. For instance, the A220-300 has a length of 38.70 m / 127 ft, the A320 has a length of 37.57 m / 123 ft 3 in, and the Boeing 737 MAX 8 is 39.52 m / 129 ft 8 in long.

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A recent addition

The E195-E2 is still a new player in the game. The first delivery occurred on September 12th, 2019, to Azul via lessor Aercap. 136 seats were configured in this unit in a single class setting. Overall, the maximum capacity for the largest E2 model is 136 passengers. So, the size difference transcends to the cabin as the max capacity on an E195 is 124 passengers in a single class.

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Azul has nine E195-E2s in service, with the latest deliveries occurring in December 2020. Photo: Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras

Embraer is proud of its biggest aircraft. With orders from airlines on every corner of the world, including Brazil, Ireland, United States, Nigeria, China, Spain, Switzerland, and Congo, the manufacturer has reason to boast.

“The largest aircraft in the E-Jet E2 family, the E195-E2 has been designed to maximize returns and efficiency on high-density routes,” Embraer states.

“With its high-aspect ratio wings and swept tips, combined with other aerodynamic improvements, the E195-E2 achieves double digit lower fuel consumption compared to current-generation E-Jets.”

KLM Cityhopper, Binter Canarias, Air Peace, Belavia, and Helvetic Airways are other airlines that presently hold the model for their operations. Photo: KLM

Exciting prospects

There is plenty of opportunity for expansion across the continents for the E2 family, especially in Asia amid the favorable domestic and point-to-point conditions. In the new climate, there has been an extra focus on short and medium-haul routes. Therefore, there could be many new markets for Embraer and its regional jets in the next chapter.

What are your thoughts about Embraer’s largest aircraft? Have you flown on any E2 units since their introduction? Let us know what you think of the jets in the comment section.