Embraer ERJ-190 E2 ‘The Shark’ made a maiden flight in Nepal for the performance demonstration


An Embraer ERJ-190 passenger jet aircraft with registration ‘PR-ZGQ’ and a customized shark livery made a maiden demonstration flight in Nepal on October 08, 2018 for the performance demonstration.

The aircraft made a mountain sightseeing flight in Nepal. The aircraft bearing the ‘PR-ZGQ’ registration airborne from Tribhuvan International Airport at 12:25 PM with Flight Number PRZGO and made 52 minutes flight and landed at 01:17 PM NST.

The aviation authorities, decision makers, aviation professionals, its probable customers, engineers, ground & flight crew; aviation expertise and media personnel were jointly on the Embraer first maiden flight E190-E2 test aircraft to Nepal.

The aircraft landed on Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu in approximately 7:30 PM NST on October 05, 2018 that departed from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad. The aircraft had stayed at the Buddha Air’s closed-door hangar near East Helipad, Tribhuvan International Airport. Embraer aircraft landed in Nepal to prove the performance qualification required for Nepalese operators with the demonstration flights and are already in talks with them. The aircraft departed from Nepal on October 08, 2018 from Kathmandu to Yangon, Myanmar.

Embraer is touting the “optimized” design of the E-Jet E2s 80–120-passenger aircraft as a response to arch-rival Bombardier, which is celebrating the entry into service of the competing C Series.

The E190/195 models are a larger stretch of the E170/175 models fitted with a new, larger wing, a larger horizontal stabilizer and a new engine, the GE CF34-10E, rated at 18,500 lb (82.30 kN). These aircraft compete with the Bombardier CRJ-1000 and Airbus A220-100, the Boeing 717-200 and 737-600, and the Airbus A318. It can carry up to 100 passengers in a two-class configuration or up to 124 in a single class high-density configuration.

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