March 21, 2023

Porter Airways, North American launch buyer of the Embraer 195 E2, has unveiled North America’s first 195 E2 flight simulator.

First E195 E2 simulator in North America

In preparation for the supply of its first Embraer 195 E2 plane, Porter Airways confirmed that the primary Embraer 195E2 simulator had been put in at FlightSafety Worldwide’s Toronto Studying Centre in Toronto.Paul Moreira, Government Vice President and Chief Working Officer at Porter, said,

“That is one other step ahead in our development plans, as pilots will quickly have the chance to start their coaching forward of our first E195-E2 flights later this yr. FlightSafety has been Porter’s pilot coaching associate since 2006, so we’re happy that they’ve accomplished setting up this simulator on time and to have the ability to proceed this partnership as we develop.”

Based on Porter, over 650 of its pilots will obtain flight coaching for each the E195-E2 and the De Havilland Canada Sprint 8-400. FlightSafety Worldwide is Porter’s unique pilot coaching associate, and final yr, the 2 signed an eight-year settlement to take care of the unique partnership.


“We’re thrilled to proceed our long-standing partnership with Porter Airways to coach best-in-class aviators. Since 2006, FlightSafety has been offering progressive and cost-effective coaching options to Porter crews. This confirmed observe document is evidenced by the arrogance that Porter has positioned in us to ship E2 options for an additional eight years.” – Brad Thress, president and CEO of FlightSafety Worldwide

At present, at the least two of Porter’s E2s are prepared at Embraer’s Services in São José dos Campos, Brazil. One plane is at the moment finishing take a look at flights, and supply is predicted in This fall with entry into service later this yr.

See also  Alaska Airways Pilots Union Shares Negotiations Replace

E195 E2 North America Launch Buyer

Porter Airways was the primary North American service to position an order for Embraer’s subsequent era E195 E2 plane. Simply final yr, Porter introduced an order for 30 E195E2 jets, with the acquisition rights for an additional 50. This got here after the airline had supposed to develop into the Canadian launch buyer of the Airbus A220 (previously the Bombardier CSeries plane), however restrictions at Billy Bishop Toronto Metropolis Airport prevented the airline from taking supply of the plane. Extra just lately, Porter added 20 E195 E2 plane to its present order, bringing the agency order to 50 plane with the choice for an additional 50. Talking on the rise of Porter’s order, Michael Deluce stated,

“Embraer has a confirmed plane, representing one of the best of environmental effectivity, working efficiency, and passenger consolation. We’re in ultimate preparations to introduce the E195-E2 to North America, becoming a member of different international airways already benefiting from its use. The plane will develop into core to our fleet as Porter reshapes passenger expectations for air journey in the identical manner we did over 15 years in the past.” – Michael Deluce, President and CEO, Porter Airways

The addition of the Embraer next-generation plane is historic for Porter Airways, because the service has a fleet that consists completely of Sprint 8-Q400 turboprop plane.