Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), joins Azul in celebrating the delivery of the first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, leased through AerCap and powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The delivery was commemorated in a ceremony attended by Embraer, Azul, AerCap and Pratt & Whitney officials at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil.
Azul continues to grow in Brazil in terms of departures and cities served, with 820 daily departures to 113 destinations, creating a network of 223 non-stop routes. The airline, which currently operates a fleet of 34 ATR 72-600 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW127M turboprop engines, has 51 E195-E2 aircraft on firm order. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Azul with engine maintenance through a 12-year EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement.
The E195-E2 aircraft received certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and from the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) in April.
In addition to being selected as the exclusive engine for the E2 commercial aircraft, Pratt & Whitney’s APS2600E auxiliary power unit (APU) is the sole-sourced APU for the E2 family. The APS2600E APU gives airlines greater flexibility, by increasing the altitude ceiling for ETOPS and other operations, and providing a significant increase in electrical power delivery, to meet the needs of today’s airlines.
The E195-E2 aircraft has more than 25.4% reduction in fuel burn per seat than the previous-generation E195, with NOx emissions 50% below the ICAO CAEP/6 regulation and 19dB to 20dB of ICAO Chapter 4 cumulative noise margin.