(08 March 2022, 10:28 +07)
If the increase in competition is positive, then the air freight market has suddenly become much more interesting with Embraer unveiling plans to launch the E190F and E195F Passenger to Freight Conversions (P2F).
The freighter conversion will be carried out at Embraer’s facilities in Brazil and includes the main deck forward cargo door; cargo handling system; floor reinforcement; Rigid Loading Barrier (RCB) – 9G Barrier with access door; a smoke detection system in the cargo, including Class “E” fire extinguishers in the overhead hold; Modifications to the air management system (cooling, pressurization, etc.); interior layout and provisions for the transport of hazardous materials.
The E190F can support a payload of 23,600 lbs (10,700 kg) while the E195F a payload of 27,100 lbs (12,300 kg).
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Embraer entered the cargo market with the E190F and E195F P2F conversions
“Perfectly positioned to fill the gap in the cargo market between turboprops and widebody narrow-body aircraft, our P2F E-Jet conversion is coming to market as air cargo demand continues to take off, and e-commerce and commerce, in general, are undergoing a global structural transformation,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
Full freighter conversion is available for all used E190 and E195 aircraft, with entry into service scheduled for early 2024.
Embraer has forecast a worldwide need for around 700 aircraft of this size over the next 20 years.
E-Jets that entered service 10 to 15 years ago are now exiting long-term leases and beginning their replacement cycle, which will continue into the next decade. The complete cargo conversion will extend the life of the most mature E-Jets by another 10 to 15 years and encourage their replacement with more efficient, longer lasting and quieter aircraft.
“E-Jet air cargo ships will provide fast, reliable and cost-effective service to freight forwarders, extend the life of E-Jets, support the value of E-Jets assets and create a strong business case encouraging the replacement of old ones. with modern and more efficient passenger aircraft,” said Johann Bordais, President and CEO, Embraer Services and Support. “With more than 1,600 E-Jets delivered worldwide, customers in this new cargo segment will benefit from a well-established and mature global service network, in addition to a comprehensive portfolio of products ready to support their operation from day one.”