Currently on a world tour visiting prospective airline customers, Embraer’s EMB-195 E2 Profit Hunter touched down at London Oxford Airport on Monday 16 March. The striking black and gold inspired Lion design drawing admiring crowds as it landed on the 1,552m runway, showcasing its unique characteristics to land on a short runway.
The aircraft has already stopped at Hydrabad Airport in India and Dubai World Central Airport, UAE. It arrived in London on 16 March having taken off from Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus (taking off just before the country closed the airport for international arrivals) and will be heading to Cape Verde on 19 March.
The Profit Hunter is the largest commercial airliner ever to land at the Oxford hub, which during late 2010 was a temporary home to an Embraer Lineage 1000 (a VIP version of the EJ-190 commercial variant).
James Dillon-Godfray, London Oxford’s Head of Business Development, stated: “We are delighted to welcome this stunning commercial aircraft to Oxford. It shows the extraordinary field performance of this family of jets.”
The twin engined, single aisle, fly by wire, state of the art Embraer E190-E2 with its high-aspect ratio wings, is the largest variant of Embraer’s family of upgraded E-Jets, delivering lower operating costs, significantly reduced emissions and noise levels. The Pratt & Whitney PW1900G geared fan powered aircraft features Honeywell Primus Epic avionics and a new flight management system.
“Tech Lion” is the latest of the specially painted jets that form Embraer’s E2 demo series, which includes a tiger, an eagle, and a Great White shark.