SKS Airways and Embraer Present E195-E2 Familiarisation and Demo Flight; Showcasing Technology and Comfort

SKS Airways and Embraer successfully completed their first ever demo flight in Malaysia today. Dzuleira Abu Bakar, Chief Executive Officer of SKS Airways is optimistic on E195-E2’s potentials in elevating passengers’ comfort and convenience

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 September 2023 – SKS Airways, having recently announced the lease of 10 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft on May 25, 2023 is proud to showcase the E195-E2 TechLion for a media familiarization and demonstration flight at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (“Subang Airport”) in collaboration with Embraer. The stopover of the E195-E2 TechLion at Subang Airport offers a sneak peek into the exceptional features and advancements of the aircraft as SKS Airways prepares to introduce this cutting-edge aircraft into service in 2024.

The Embraer E195-E2 fleet is a vital component of SKS Airways’s expansion plan and part of a new, soon to be unveiled brand offering. In essence the airline’s key value proposition will be to offer better connectivity and time saved whilst offering convenience as well as comfort for passengers traveling within the region.

In July 2023, the aircraft received its Type Certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, paving the way for its entry into service in 2024. The Embraer E195-E2 will form the core of SKS Airways’ expansion plan.

SKS Airways CEO, Dzuleira Abu Bakar said, “ We are excited about our expansion plan on the back of the E195-E2. The arrival of the E195-E2 ‘TechLion’ at Subang Airport is timely as we are able to demonstrate the exceptional features and advancements in E195-E2 that set it apart in the aviation industry. With spacious seating, ample legroom and a superbly quiet cabin, passengers can anticipate a remarkable level of comfort when choosing to fly with SKS Airways’ Embraer E195-E2s. Today’s familiarization and demo flight aims to provide an understanding of the unique features and capabilities of the E195-E2, hence the thinking behind our decision to choose the  E195-E2 as our choice of fleet for our next phase of expansion. From its cutting-edge technology to its exceptional comfort and efficiency, we believe that this aircraft will revolutionize the way people travel.”

The SKS Airways E195-E2 aircrafts are currently being customized and fitted out by Embraer based in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft will be equipped with numerous passenger-friendly features, spacious cabin and premium seating options. SKS’ E195-E2 will be configured in a two-class layout both offering a generous 33-inch seat pitch and a comfortable 29.5-inch seat pitch, except for the emergency exit row with a 39-inch seat pitch. The aircraft’s ample overhead bin space ensures convenient storage for hand baggage. The E195-E2’s exceptional quietness throughout the flight phases enhances passenger comfort.

The E195-E2 aircraft stands out as the world’s most efficient single-aisle aircraft with the lowest fuel and noise emissions. Being the quietest aircraft available on the market, its innovative design and advanced noise reduction technologies ensure a more comfortable cabin environment for passengers,  demonstrating SKS Airways’s commitment to offering a better and more convenient travel experience. The E195-E2 TechLion was on display in Malaysia at the recent Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA’23) event and at the 2021 Selangor Air Show.

In addition, the Embraer E-Jets are city airport specialists and are prevalent in city airports around the world. Its low noise emissions makes the E195-E2 perfect for flights in and out of any city Airport.

Airlines have deployed the E-Jets on routes to and from city airports around the world such as London City Airport, New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Rio de Janeiro’s Santos Dumont Airport. The E-Jets represent 86% of total flights operating in London City Airport. Airlines operating E-Jets into and out of London City Airport include British Airways, Helvetic Airways (operating for SWISS) and KLM.

The E195-E2 is designed to be compatible with sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”), thereby mitigating carbon emission and contributing to improvements in air quality by reducing the release of pollutants and particulate matter during flight. The E195-E2 was successfully tested on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) in June 2022, representing a significant step towards achieving a more sustainable and responsible future for air travel.

SKS Airways is set to commence commercial flights starting March 2024, setting a new standard of aviation where every aspect, from the exceptional aircraft to unwavering commitment to passenger comfort has been carefully crafted to enhance passengers’ travel journey.
SKS Airways and Embraer successfully completed their first ever demo flight in Malaysia today. Dzuleira Abu Bakar, Chief Executive Officer of SKS Airwaysis optimistic on E195-E2’s potentialsin elevating passengers’ comfort and convenience.

Victor Vieira dos Santo, Sales Vice President, Embraer Commercial Aviation Asia Pacific highlighted the exceptional features of the E195-E2 aircraft at the media briefing today.

The stopover of the E195-E2 TechLion at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport offers a sneak peek into the exceptional features and advancements of the aircraft as SKS Airways prepares to introduce this cutting-edge aircraft into service in 2024.


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About Embraer 
Embraer is a global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil. It manufactures aircraft for Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security, and Agricultural customers. The company also provides after-sales services & support through a worldwide network of wholly owned entities and authorized agents.

Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.

Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and is the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Embraer’s APAC headquarters is located in Singapore and its China headquarters is in Beijing.

About the Embraer E-Jets E2 family 
The E195-E2 and the E190-E2, both part of the latest generation E-Jets E2 were designed using the 20 million hours of experience the first generation of E-Jets accrued, ensuring that the E2 aircraft are modern and advanced, yet retain the maturity and reliability of the previous generation aircraft. The first-generation E-Jets is one of the most successful commercial jets in the industry and continue to operate across the globe with more than 80 airlines across 50 countries and more than 1,700 units delivered.

The E-Jets E2 family which includes the E195-E2 have the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category – with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical E-Jet operations. This enables the aircraft to be operated with minimal downtime. In addition, the technology in the aircraft allows for predictive maintenance tools that generate data for airlines to anticipate their maintenance needs.

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