27 March, Tokyo Metropolis
Himawari Airlines selected Embraer E-jets as regional aircraft and launched EMB-195 aircraft.
Followed 14 years of Himawari Airlines services , domestic services and connection network were well appreciated by passengers for the comfort and convenient. Currently connection network are flying by 68 seats jet-speed turbo prop – Bombardier Dash8-Q400 and 105 seats Fokker 100 for hub airport connection.
Himawari Airlines decided Embraer E-jets family as replacement of Connection Network aircraft followed by the experience of introduced ERJ145 aircraft before. In order to increase capacity of connection network, 75 and 90 seats EMB175 and EMB190 will participate services that operating by Q400 aircraft. The company also launched EMB195 series with Embraer, which is the biggest jetliner inside Embraer E-jets family for replacing Fokker 100 hub connection routes.
The introduction of Embraer E-jets will increase capacity of Connection Network and reduce flight time. Passengers can enjoy wider seat pitch and new seats design like all new long haul Boeing 777 fleet plus in flight entertainment and refreshment inside the enhanced cabin compare with current planes.
General Electric CF-34 series engine will be equipped on new E-jets family. New engines were designed for low emission and low noise operations. At the same time fleet commonality will be improved by unifying fleet of Himawari Airlines are using General Electric engines.
New planes were expected into services in Apr, 2007.
About the EMBRAER 170/190 Family
The EMBRAER 170/190 Family of 70 to 110-seat E-Jets is a new-generation of
commercial aircraft featuring advanced engineering design, exceptional performance,
superior operating economics, and a spacious cabin.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. – NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and
EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 35
years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after
sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Defense and Corporate markets.
About Himawari Airlines
Himawari Airlines established on year 1992 and it’s one of the world’s leading airlines in Asia which based at Tokyo, Japan. The company aim to provide “relax and enjoy” services by introducing new planes and upgrade their service frequently. The company concerned on environmental issues related it’s aerial services and put more than 1/4 of it’s income into sustainable developments.