The beautiful afternoon of Tuesday, 26th July, 2018 in Accra, Ghana, witnessed Embraer’s newest generation aircraft, the E190–E2 (The Profit Hunter), made its maiden landing at Kotoka International Airport in continuation of its demonstration tour on the African continent. The aircraft, reputed to be the quietest and the most efficient passenger jet in its segment, welcomed a large group of Algeria’s aviation contingents for a demonstration flight to showcase its capabilities.
The Deputy Minister for Aviation, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Director General, Mr Simon Allotey, and Ghana Airports Company Managing Director, Mr John Attafuah were joined by representatives from Africa World Airlines, ASky Airlines, and local industry stakeholders, to have a feel of the newest and quietest passenger aircraft in the market today.
“The debut of the E190-E2 in Ghana is an excellent opportunity for Embraer to showoff this ground breaking aircraft that sets new standards in profitability for airlines and comfort levels for passengers,” said Raul Villaron, Embraer’s Commercial Aviation Vice President for Africa and Middle East.
“The E190-E2 cuts fuel burn by more than 17% and is perfectly suited to operate in hot and harsh environments.” Villaron added.
Africa World Airlines operate six ERJ145s and continue to add new routes to places such as Freetown and Monrovia which was made possible by right-sizing aircraft to suit demand on new and thin routes. Embraer is also pleased to be working alongside Ghanian Ministry of Aviation officials to help prepare the ground work for the creation of Ghana national airline.
Since entering revenue service, the E-Jets series have received more than 1,800 orders and over 1,400 aircraft have been delivered. Today, E-Jets are flying in the fleet of 70 customers in 50 countries. The versatile 70 to150-seat family is flying with low-cost airlines as well as with regional and mainline carriers.